Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley Single Vineyard Greenock Shiraz 2022

THE WINE

A true living story of the start of Yelland & Papps to the present, since 2005 this wine has been produced every vintage from this site nestled in the crevices of the Greenock sub-region of the Barossa Valley.

Greenock Shiraz is a testament to persistence through vintage variations and winemaking.

The regional hero of the Barossa Valley is undoubtedly Shiraz. Every year, this has consistency and provenance, harvested by the fourth-generation grower David Materne. This wine sits on elevage in a 3000L French Oak Vat for eighteen months prior to bottling. A Shiraz that shows the power of the Barossa, with elegance, restraint and finesse.

THE VINTAGE

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 yields to 30% below average.

LOCATION

Greenock Sub-region Barossa Valley 1.6 hectares vineyard planted in 1988

TERROIR

Sub-region Greenock Barossa Valley vineyard lies around three hundred metres above sea level, on sandy loam over rich red clay.

AGEING

Fermented in open fermenters, manually dug out and basket pressed, settled to tank before transfer to 3000 L French Oak Vat. Elevage for a further eighteen months. Eighteenth continual release from the vineyard.

VARIETALS

100% Shiraz

SERVING

16 degrees in tasting glass

TASTING NOTES

Vibrant in colour, this wine has more of the Greenock power than the 2021 vintage. Serious, with dark fruits, forest fruits, plums, and mulberries on the nose it delights with elegance and subtle spice, Christmas cake and dark chocolate. With fine tannins and a lingering finish with balanced acidity to cellar this wine further,

13.7 % alc

Cellar for a further 10-15 years