YELLAND & PAPPS
SUSAN & MICHAEL PAPPS
“The wheel is come full circle”
– WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
New World wine in an old-world way.
In 2012 Michael and Susan Papps decided to start making wines that were a nod to the old-world style. Lighter brighter, higher acid and less alcohol, that have more minerality and texture.
Achieved this by picking earlier, using whole clusters, extended skin contact and no filtration.
For Yelland & Papps this range is the core range that reflects the evolution of their winemaking, hence the elimination of the Second Take name to reflect where they are today in their journey.
229 days on skins 11.4% alc
cloudy 12.5% alc
54% whole cluster 12.8% alc
2021 Mataro Cinsault
15% whole cluster 60/40 blend 12.8% alc
100% whole cluster 13.2% alc
These vines are grown in the Light Pass sub-region of the Barossa Valley. Michael and Susan have been taking this vineyard since 2011 and experimenting with skin contact in first in 2014 wanting to showcase the depth and structure skin contact can reach. This wine ranges yearly from 200-300+ days on skins. Vermentino is crushed, with scraping oxidised fruit off the top to allow a clean and pure expression of skin contact. After 200+ days with their children helping empty tanks and pressing gently to extract wine, this wine is pre-bottling blended for the final blend.
Lemon curd, lemon sorbet, lemon merengue with a creaminess and texture and length on the palate.
122 dozen of wine available. $45 per bottle $486 per dozen
With a fervent relationship with Roussanne since 2011, Michael and Susan have been pushing boundaries on this varietal that they believe suits the Barossa Valley climate and rich earth soils.
Predominately making red wines in the early years of their winemaking, white wine has taken precedence and excitement over the past few years.
Just releasing their third range of Roussanne has been a work in progress for many vintages and now shows Roussanne in three distinctive styles.
The New World Old world (previously known as Second Take) is made cloudy style with great texture and good acidity.
Lemon custard, lemon curd cream, tutti frutti tang with texture and lusciousness.
155 dozen of wine available. $45 per bottle $486 per dozen
In 2012 determined to make a lighter, brighter grenache that still had texture and structure, to push the boundaries of the expression of Grenache
Each blend component of the whole cluster vary each vintage and captures different flavours, picking the vineyard in multiple picks.
Seductive savoury cherries spicy macerated raspberries, hints of Asian spice and floral notes.
357 dozen of wine available. $45 per bottle $486 per dozen
2021 Mataro Cinsault
After the introduction of a new vineyard of Mataro destined to be for the Vin de Soif blend, each vintage certain parcels took the limelight in the winery and were destined for this range.
Previous years as a single Mataro, finally acquiring some Cinsault from the same vineyard owners has completed this blend. Expressing Mataro a little more delicately and the Cinsault finishes this wine with elegance and finesse. The first vintage as a Mataro Cinsault blend both parcels are picked separately and blended at classification time to produce a final blend 60/40 blend that allows both varieties to shine.
Mataro parcels 25% whole cluster cinsault destemmed and left on skins, final blend 15% whole cluster.
Aromas of red currant, cranberry with hints of Fruit bread, olives on the palate.
109 dozen of wine available. $45 per bottle $486 per dozen
Michael and Susan aim to express Barossa Valley Shiraz in a light bright and textured way with beautiful elegant structure. The first vintage for this style started in 2012 after a few vineyards changes the final vineyards that fit this wine perfectly are the Sonntag and the home estate block of Shiraz, With some earlier picking and picking on acid and flavour balance, this is a very elegant bright textured Shiraz to drink now fresh and vibrant or to put away and see the layers emerge over time.
2021 a 50/50 blend of the Yelland & Papps estate vineyard and their growers the Sonntag family come together perfectly with for the first time a 100%whole cluster blend. Further elevage in French Oak puncheons.
Vivid plums, mixed spice, hints of dried forest fruits, with great acid and drive and freshness.
111dozen of each wine available. $45 per bottle $486 per dozen