Current Vintage: 2022
Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley Single Vineyard
Estate Syrah 2022
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 in the Ober Langmeil (Dorrien)sub-region of the Barossa Valley, on Susan &
Michael Papps Estate vineyard 270m above sea level.
Since purchasing their Nuraip Road property in the heart of the Barossa Vally the existing
Shiraz Vineyard has constantly made previous years a major portion of the Second Take
Shiraz which has always been made in a cool climate Syrah style. The re-working of this
vineyard over the years has seen the quality excel to finally in the 2022 vintage keeping
this parcel separate and truly shows the magic of the last few years’ work.
Picking earlier and a whole cluster ferment shows this wine in a cool Syrah style.
Lies on sandy loam over clay, vineyards running north-south, twelve years of organic
practices in the vineyard (not certified)
Hand-picked, 62 % whole cluster, basket pressed with spontaneous yeast ferments, eleven
months in 100% seasoned French Puncheon.
Only one puncheon is made and bottled, and limited quantities are available.
16 degrees in a tasting glass
Stunning fresh, and dark cherry ripe aromas, subtle spice, and fresh peppercorns, with a
lightness and brightness. Great length of the palate with texture and elegance and lightness
with a touch of aniseed.
Cellar for a further 6-10 years