Acid and sugar: a tale of two hemispheres It was once axiomatic that as you crossed the equator going north acid became the work of the devil, and as you crossed it going south sugar was the work of the devil. In other words, full ripeness was often hard to [...]
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The first parcel of fruit harvested on March 29th was the foundation of now the 17th vintage of the Greenock Shiraz, hailing from Materne vineyard ran by 4th generation growers David and Angela Materne. Planted in 1988 this 1654 clone runs north-south and sits on sandy loam over light [...]
Apéritif – If you thought you did not like Barossa wine, you will come up with other ideas with theseSusan Papps2021-08-06T02:12:34+00:00
aperitif Aase E. Jacobsen 28 July 2021 - 12:45 That Barossa has been low on the coolness scale for a while has to do with the wine styles the area is associated with. Although Yelland & Papps is not the first alternative-thinking producer from there, this is an impression that [...]
The Top Grenache in Barossa Young Gun of Wine Top 10 2020 Yelland & Papps ‘Second Take’ Grenache, Barossa Valley $45 RRP This featured in the top-six selections of Zimmermann, Hayes, Imrie and Vine. “Violets and field flowers,” wrote Hayes, “bright and beautifully vibrant fruit-driven nose, fresh red [...]
2020 SECOND TAKE VERMENTINO 12% ALC $45 AUD Hand-picked, cooled prior to crushing, crushed to tank to naturally ferment no additions.Deliberately scraping off oxidised fruit to avoid colour and oxidised characters.256 days on skins then basket pressed, keeping free run and pressings separate.Allowing naturally to go through malolactic fermentation. Racked [...]
For us we didn’t want to produce a weighted Grenache Shiraz blend, but a thirst quenching wine that sits easily in your drinking requirements for summer reds and also something that is easily drinkable on all occasions. When Michael and I first started making wine in 2005 we were passionate [...]
"Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything” - George Bernard Shaw In 2016, Peyton who was then nine was finding it hard to grasp Mathematics. We could see our daughter struggling and feared that she may never see the joy and [...]
As we start to plan to tirage our 2019 Devote Sparkling Vermentino Méthode Traditionnelle, we decided to open the current 2017 Devote Sparkling Vermentino. Michael and I started this journey in 2011, after sitting in the winery and looking at parcels of the 2011 Vermentino, we both thought it looked [...]
Vintage 2020 will go down in history for being one of the most unusual vintages. Usually the vintage brings excitement with growers and wineries busy and there is a real buzz about things, but this year we are left complexed and even more isolated. I always mention to people that [...]