Yangarra McLaren Vale Shiraz 2019
There are 87 hectares of vineyards at Yangarra, of which 47 are Shiraz made up of thirteen individual blocks. Each block is defined by different aspects and subtle variations of the sand and Ironstone soils that overlie the ancient North Maslin Sands geological formation. Spread amongst an extra 70 hectares of creeks, native vegetation and native corridors.
Sourced from six blocks within the estate. Approximately 50% on Sand, 50% on Ironstone. Picked between the 26 February & 13 March, destemmed and mechanically sorted. 50% whole berries. Yangarra do a portion of their ferments with approximately 20% whole bunches. Cold Soak. Open Fermenters. Plunged. Wild yeast ferment. No pressings are used in this wine. Kept on lees in 20% new French oak, 80% older French oak for 10 months. Bottled June 2020.