Awards & Reviews
Yelland and Papps Vin De Soif 2022
Vin de Soif has built a solid reputation as a crowdpleaser. A bunchy, bouncy little blend of grenache, cinsault and mataro that is light and vital and provides great drinking pleasure thanks to the dark art of whole-bunch fermentation and three simpatico grape varieties. It’s all plums and cranberries with amaro, funky exotic spice, citrus blossom, earth and light meaty tones. Zero thinking involved; imbibe, smile, refill, repeat. Just good fun drinking.
94 SILVER – Dave Brookes Halliday Wine Companion
Vin de Soif means thirst quencher or that is the most accurate translation of the French saying that we as Aussies come to comprehend. I’ve also been told by a French Sommelier íts basically means “for my mouth” and that too is something I wholeheartedly endorse. Here the winemakers of Yelland & Papps are talking less and instead pouring wine into your glass. Merci. The fruit comes from multiple vineyards and growers in Marananga, Stonewell, Vine Vale and Tanunda.
There is a gathering of black cherries, red raspberries and baked blueberries. Crushed allspice, licorice root and root beer spice. Cola gummies and a hint of cumin and turned earth. The breakdown of varieties doesn’t matter because it’s about the joyousness of coming together, getting along and having a great time. This is medium bodied, full of fruit and spice and all things nice. It would cellar for a few years but better to buy a dozen and share with the ones you love. Drink with your heart and remember wine is for your mouth. Perhaps best with a good old Aussie barbie and some char grilled meats.
91 Points | Shanteh Wale
If you only drink 95+ point wines, jog on. But if juicy and silky is in your wheelhouse, the slurp factor of this Grenache/Cinsault/Mataro blend brings the dance shoes and beats to the yard. Yeow!
Dangerously smashable, this is slick. Bars and restaurants should have wines like this as their house pour. All three varieties stake their claim but work wonderfully in unison. There’s an array of red berries, some dark chocolate, soft spices and puffs of earthiness. Add a little blue fruit and purple flower perfume and you have a pretty handy package. This is your crappy day at work recalibrate material. It’s the cool dude at the barbecue that just makes you laugh oozing a good times vibes. A wine that will also take a slight chill, get in and pour large.
Drink now to three years.
2022 Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley YP ‘Vin de Soif’
‘Sourcing from multiple vineyards throughout the Barossa Valley this 70% Grenache 18% Cinsault and 12% Mataro blend comes together each year to represent the YP style of wine that has become Vin de Soif. Always in favour of Grenache being the prominent varietal with Cinsault and Mataro supporting the result being a delicious interesting and enjoyable wine.‘
‘Vin de soif’ is French for ‘thirst quencher’, and that’s a very good descriptor for this moreish wine that goes down very easily. Like the Cinsault below, it’s a very pretty wine, showing wild strawberry, boysenberry, red cherry and raspberry with a touch of cinnamon spice, violets and some cola depth. The palate is very spicy and bright, and whether you drink it by itself or with food, it’s an incredibly pleasant wine.
93 points – Wine Pilot Brendan Black