Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Many of the oldest and most precious Australian Shiraz vineyards can be found around the hamlet of Greenock, near the western ridge of Barossa Valley. Yelland & Papps are relative newcomers but they have already established an enviable reputation. They treat their land to traditional old world farming techniques. Yielding vintages of the finest wine is a priority but the quality of their fresh seasonal produce is also very good. An unctuous and mouthfilling Barossa Shiraz, seamlessly lined by velvet tannins which flow through the palate, elegant and intense.
Yelland & Papps embarked upon their ventures of winemaking in the right way, purely for their own enjoyment and for the appreciation of family and friends. They remain dedicated to sustainable agriculture, to a holistic vineyard management and minimal intervention in the winemaking. Vines were established on the Yelland & Papps property in the 1980s, on sandy loam topsoils over light clays. Shiraz grapes are all picked by hand and vinified on skins in traditional open fermenters over the course of a fortnight, followed by a good old fashioned, gentle basket press into a selection of seasoned and new American and French oak hogsheads for twenty two months maturation and an unfiltered bottling. Alcohol 14.0%
Deep red/purple colour. Rich, opulent fruit aromas of macerated plum, black berries and black cherry, raspberries, currant and strawberriess and compote. A flourish of deep spice and dark chocolate, Barossa earth, roast coffee beans and kirsch, jasmines and violet, supported by refined tannins and judicious oak. A splendid, lingering finish on a length of bright, crisp raspberry acidity.