CURRENT VINTAGE 2019
2005 vintage started the journey of Yelland & Papps, but a journey always starts with a significant moment and entity, and for Michael and Susan at that stage living in the Greenock sub-region of the Barossa Valley meant one thing Greenock Shiraz.
With the 15th release of the Greenock Shiraz derived with a label redesign, to pay homage to this site and vineyard they wanted to signify the significance of a single vineyard, hence abandoning Devote which represented Devoted to the grower, but now encompasses both grower and vineyard.
The only parcel of fruit that is machine harvested comes into the winery in the early morning and is allowed to naturally ferment with extended time on skins. Throughout fermentation, gentle pump-overs occurred only in the morning and late afternoon to avoid any harsh and over-extracted characters. Manually dug out and gently basket pressed then transferred to a 3000L St Martin French oak Vat with 50mm staves. Michael and Susan believe this allows the wine to stay fresher, builds the structure and allows the fruit to shine. Elevage on lees for twenty-three months and bottled unfiltered with minimal sulphur addition at bottling, vegan friendly.
There is a familiar feel with the Greenock Shiraz fruit that every year unconditionally gives you that red purple vision, aromas of black plum, blackberry, and blueberry lift. Hints of fruit cake with a bright seam of acidity showcasing the vineyard clearly.
With traditional winemaking techniques and longer maturation, this wine is complexed and will still develop for years to come. 10 + years 13.6% alc