Current Vintage: 2022
Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley Single Vineyard
A wet start to winter followed by a dry mild spring and summer led to a longer and slower
ripening period delaying the start of vintage by a week or two. Within the growing season,
we dealt with frost and hail which ultimately reduced our yield to 30% below average.
Situated 285m above sea level in the sub-region of Stone Well Barossa Valley the soil is
heavy rich loam over red clay with a sprinkling of pink quartz throughout the vineyard.
With a deep love for Rhone varietals, Michael and Susan have been experimenting with
parcels of Cinsault since 2018 from different vineyards. Before today these parcels have
been a crucial blending component to the Vin de Soif, Looking at parcels over the years
many times the discussion was to keep and release a single parcel of a single varietal wine.
The 2022 parcel deriving from the Sonntag vineyard did just that, pushing the idea
further to showcase this varietal independently.
A newly planted vineyard from the Sonntag family on the highest point of the vineyard,
running east-west and trellised on its own roots.
The fruit is hand-harvested, crushed and basket pressed, spontaneous yeast ferment left to
elevage for ten months in 100% seasoned French puncheon. Only one puncheon made and
bottled, limited availability.
16 degrees in a tasting glass
Instant aromas of fresh cranberry, and cherries, with a crunch and cranberry texture and
could be mistaken for Beaujolais!
Cellar for a further 5-8 years