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.
Sourced from the Materne vineyard in the Greenock sub-region of the Barossa Valley, lies
rich loam over red clay 300m above sea level on the northeast corner of the Greenock
With a fervent relationship with Roussanne since 2011 Michael and Susan Papps 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 the past few years. Now releasing their fourth range of
Roussanne has been a work in progress for many vintages and now shows Roussanne in
four distinctive styles.
The Single Vineyard (previously known as Devote) is made in an elegant, refined style
with great texture and good acidity.
Here lies rich loam over red clay 300m above sea level on the northeast corner of the
Greenock region. Planted on their own roots in 2001 these vines are tendered by fourth
Generation grower David Materne, with vines running east-west.
The grapes are hand-picked, 12-48 hours cold soak on skins, destemmed, basket-pressed,
free run and pressings kept separate till prior blending to bottling depending on the vintage
portion of the final blend. Left to spontaneous yeast ferments in oak, battonage for ten
months, natural partial malo, minimal sulphur, Elevage for eight months in 100% French
oak puncheons. Wines selected at classification tasting, with the barrels characteristics of
the Single Vineyard elegance, wines kept on full lees to bottle. Racked clean, bottled unfined
14 degrees in the tasting glass.
With gentle aromas of lemon custard on the nose, the Single Vineyard Roussanne has a
creamy lemon meringue texture on the palate and hints of pear and lemon verbena. This
wine is elegant, creamy and fresh, and finishes with very soft tannins.
Cellar for a further 10+ years