Current Vintage: 2021
Varietals: Grenache, Mataro, Cinsault
Vin de Soif – thirst quenchers, or, as the French say, vins de soif, which essentially means
unpretentious wines that are measured not by their complexity, length or ageability but
by the joy and refreshment they provide.
Michael and Susan started making a Vin de Soif blend in 2011, to bring to the table just
this, but with the quality vineyards and fruit sourced these wines will age gracefully as
customers have now realised and you do not need to be in a super hurry to consume.
The YP Vin de Soif equivalently always bats above its weight in value, predominantly
declassified parcels that do not make the higher end Grenache ranges, luckily for some
fall into the blend.
A blend of growers’ vineyards this wine is predominantly made up of multiple portions of
whole cluster, whole berry ferments and destemmed parcels. Spending less than a year
on elevage this is a fresh vibrant fruit-forward wine with texture and finesse.
Finishing pruning in early September 2020 with budburst starting later that month and
warming up with some nice rains. We had some good rains in October leading into
November the green drying off and flowering occurring quickly. November saw fruit set
looking good and good excess foliage, with the end of November some warmer days starting.
The first day of December 2020 being a rather cooler day with a small shower was unusual
but the small shower was well received. Throughout December drive arounds to check
vineyards as strong winds have damaged some canopies. January was dry with a burst of
heat before a perfectly timed rain event at veraison in early February. The lead up to vintage
was cool with the coolest summer for 19 years. Only a couple of spouts of heat made for a
cool and long ripening, but the fruit that was picked early had great natural acid and by far
looks the best quality. 2021 was a great vintage overall across the board for all varietals and a
very memorable vintage with great natural acids and balanced fruit.
Multiple vineyards from growers Marananga, Stonewell, Vine Vale and Tanunda.
Multiple sites from growers Marananga, Stonewell, Vine Vale and Tanunda.
The grapes are hand-picked, naturally fermented in open fermenters and barrel fermented
Basket pressed and left to Elevage in seasoned oak for eleven months prior to bottling.
44% Grenache 44% Mataro 12 % Cinsault
14 degrees in tasting glass.
Captivating aromas of savoury spice and cranberry juice, a linear yet morish and elegant on
the palate, perfect for lunchtime and while cooking dinner. This wine is drinking
beautifully upon release but do not be afraid to cellar and see it develop.
12.7% alc Cellar for a further 5-8 years