Yangarra Old Vine McLaren Vale Grenache 2017

Our Price: $29.99 / bottle
(RRP $35.00)

Case: 6 bottles

97 Points | James Halliday Top 100 Wines of the Year 2018

"Planted in 1946 on a sand dune in the cooler, elevated northeast of McLaren Vale. Hand-picked and sorted, then wild fermented. It is a glorious example of grenache picked early, retaining all the freshness of red cherries/berries, spices starting to build, tannins beautifully shaped"

Produced exclusively from our Estate bush vines planted in 1946 high on our Estate’s deep sandy soils. Our Old Vine Grenache is complex, perfumed and elegant with a trademark tannin structure.

  • The fruit for this wine was sourced from blocks 23, 24, 25 and 29. These are dry-farmed bush vines that were planted in 1946, in our ancient sands that overlie the North Maslin geology. The grapes were hand-picked, destemmed and mechanically sorted. 50% whole berries. The berries were then tipped in to open fermenters, cold-soaked for 5-6 days and underwent wild yeast fermentation. No pressings were used. The wine in barrel was kept on lees in older French oak for 10 months. Not fined. Certified Organic/Biodynamic.

    Vintage: 2017
    Varietal: Grenache
    Appellation: McLaren Vale, SA
    Alcohol: 14.5%

  • 97 Points | James Halliday Top 100 Wines of the Year 2018

    Planted in 1946 on a sand dune in the cooler, elevated northeast of McLaren Vale. Hand-picked and sorted, then wild fermented. It is a glorious example of grenache picked early, retaining all the freshness of red cherries/berries, spices starting to build, tannins beautifully shaped.