Current Vintage: 2023
Varietals: Roussanne

Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley Blanc 2023

THE WINE

The beginning for the Blanc starting in the 2022 vintage, aims to achieve a textural whiteblend, a wine that over-delivers in spades. A wine that will transform vintage to vintage with extra puzzle pieces added each year, to evolve into a complex array of celebrated Rhone varietals, Join the journey to see where this unfolds and each vintage appreciate the extra layer that elevates this wine to a staple that you need in your possession. 2023 Vintage sees the Blanc rise to grand texture components and leading grape varieties in the Barossa Valley.

 

THE VINTAGE

Barossa’s 2023 vintage was 3-4 weeks later than the ‘new normal’ of the past 20 years. Similar to, but even later than, 2002. Due to a combination of Negative IOD and La Niña climatic patterns, Barossa’s spring rainfall was one of the wettest on record, with an additional 131% more rain than the long-term average. Barossa experienced 53 rain days in Spring. Overall, the growing season saw average soil moisture and strong budburst. – Wine Barossa Barossa.comAlthough the 2023 vintage was anxious to wait for vintage to start, the cool nights and cooler days and no extreme heatwaves meant the fruit was ripening slowly which is good. With sugars not rising quickly the acids are able to be retained and not drop as quickly maintaining freshness on the vine and allowing things to come into balance. – Michael Papps

LOCATION

Predominantly a Roussanne blend, 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 region.

THE WINE

The beginning for the Blanc starting in the 2022 vintage, aims to achieve a textural white blend, a wine that over-delivers in spades. A wine that will transform vintage to vintage with extra puzzle pieces added each year, to evolve into a complex array of celebrated Rhone varietals, Join the journey to see where this unfolds and each vintage appreciate the extra layer that elevates this wine to a staple that you need in your possession. 2023 Vintage sees the Blanc rise to grand texture components and leading grape varieties in the Barossa Valley.

TERROIR

Here lies rich loam over red clay 300m above sea level on the northeast corner of the region. Planted on their own roots in 2001 these vines are tendered by fourth Generation growerDavid Materne, with vines running east-west.

AGEING

The fruit is harvested by hand at the optimum flavour and on natural acid profile, fruit is delivered to Yelland & Papp’s winery and gently crushed and pressed off after cooling, then pressed to French oak puncheons. Fermentations are indigenous. Battonage frequently. Aging takes place for eight months in 64% large format 100% French Oak puncheons and 36% tank.SO2 is kept to a minimum, usually added only before bottling. There is no precise recipe, only the guiding principles of minimal intervention and taste. No filtration. These parcels first destined for the Single Vineyard range are declassified parcels for the Blanc but provide sheer pleasure for early consumption.

VARIETALS

100% Roussanne

SERVING
14 degrees in tasting glass.

TASTING NOTES
White peach stone fruit aromas, lemon and layers of custard apple. Waves of honeyed pear with
a medium to full-bodied palate, it is creamy and rich, yet vibrant and refreshing with a long
luxurious finish. The palate develops with elegance, with a rich powerful texture, opulence and a
beautiful acid balance to the finish. 12.4% alc Cellar for a further 5-7 y