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Yangarra Ovitelli Blanc 2020


$ $65.00
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Inspired by the textural white wines of the Southern Rhône, Ovitelli Blanc brings these traditional varieties together in blended harmony. Gently fermented and aged with skin contact in large ceramic eggs.

The growing season was affected by a very hot spring, leading to the lowest yields on record. As the grapes started their ripening process the weather miraculously cooled to a very mild ripening season. This resulted in wonderful concentration of flavour, retention of natural acidity and brightness of fruit, but above all, beautiful finesse and balanced tannins.

Winemaking
2020 is the first release of this Rhône inspired white blend from the estate. All blocks were handpicked, beginning 3rd of March, and completed 16th March. The beauty of this wine is the culmination of its parts, each brought to the blend through carefully chosen processes. Portions of the Grenache Blanc and Roussanne are macerated on skins for an extended period, between 90 and 126 days. The remaining varietal batches are whole bunch basket pressed, and only the very lightest pressings are kept separate to be considered for the final blend. 
These are unfined, unsettled and fermented exclusively in ceramic eggs. No sulphur is added until the extended skin contact portion is removed from skins and the pressed juice has completed fermentation. 59% of the final blend was macerated on skins. Bottled November 2020.
Variety
50% Grenache Blanc
25% Roussanne 
1 2 % Clairette
9 % Piquepoul
4 % Bourboulenc

Region
Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale
Blocks
9 and 6
Soil
Weathered sands mixed with ironstone gravels
Geology
North Maslin Sands
(54 million years old)
Elevation

Alc/Vol: 14.0%


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