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Yangarra PF Shiraztext
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Yangarra PF Shiraz 2016

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AustraliaThe shiraz is grown at Kangarilla, McLaren Vale from 17-21-year-old vines that sit between 150-180m. The 100 hectares of vineyards at Yangarra are divided into 35 individual blocks spread amongst 70 hectares of creeks, native vegetation and native corridors. Each block is defined by different aspects and subtle variations of the sand and ironstone soils. This wine is grown primarily on the sandy sites. The PF shiraz blocks are among the first blocks to be picked and are said to often be low in sugar and high in natural acidity. Whole berries are double sorted, lightly broken and dumped into small open-top fermenters. No additives were used for the wine’s entire production. A few days of cold soak precedes a natural yeast fermentation and a careful regime of plunging and drain to return a perfect extraction. This wine is delicious, and soars far above its winemaking. Uncannily textural and dry with firm, round fruit that spills across the palate spreading dense soft tannins everywhere, supporting rather than affecting the finish. Pure is a perfect word to describe this wine. The PF Shiraz is made from grapes grown without herbicides, fungicides or synthetic chemicals. It is made without additions of any kind: no sulphur (preservative), acid, tannin or finings. There is no barrel aging and the alcohol, at 14.5%, is natural. Wow.Tasted: 25 May 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: US 23.00 estimated retail BC 38.00 estimated retail Producer: Yangarra Estate VineyardsDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahUPC: 784938002687