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Grenache

Yangarra Ovitelli Grenache 2020


$ $75.00
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Ovitelli is the most perfumed and elegant Grenache from the sands at Yangarra. The vibrant fruit of those dry grown 1946 bush vines is rewarded with a long, luxurious ferment and a whole autumn on skins in big ceramic eggs.

Vintage Summary
The growing season was affected by a very hot spring, leading to the lowest yields on record. As the grapes started their ripening process in 2020, 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
Sourced from Block 30 (2.0 Ha, planted in 1946 and adjacent to the High Sands block). Hand-picked (21st March) and selectively berry sorted. 100% destemmed, crushed and tipped into 675L ceramic eggs. The fermentation occurred in the eggs and remained on skins for 170 days. No pressings are used in this wine. No oak, matured exclusively in the eggs for a total 11 months. Bottled March 2021.

Palate
Freshly plucked raspberry, red cherries, blue flowers and rose petals dusted with spice. Ultra-fine sandy tannins.
Food Pairing
Wood fired margherita

Variety
100% Grenache Noir
Year Planted
1946
Region
Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale
Vines
Vase shaped bush vine unirrigated
Soil
Deep weathered sands
Geology
North Maslin Sands
(54 million years old)
Elevation
205m above sea level

Alc/Vol: 14.0%


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