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Yangarra PF Shiraz No Added Sulfites
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Yangarra PF Shiraz No Added Sulfites 2017

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AustraliaHappy to taste the latest vintage of this delicious syrah made like very few, if any, around the world. Delicious, textural, fruity and soft, it soars from the glass. The tannins are light and pillowy, supporting but never interfering with the fruit. It’s delicious and ready to drink. If you want to geek out, well, 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 ageing and the alcohol, at 14.5%, is natural. Wow. The shiraz is grown at Kangarilla, McLaren Vale from 18-22-year-old vines that sit between 150-180 metres above sea level. The 100 hectares of vineyards at Yangarra are divided into 35 individual blocks spread amongst 70 hectares of creeks, native vegetation and natural corridors. Every block is different, be it aspect or 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. A few days of cold soak precedes a natural yeast fermentation and a rigorous regime of plunging and drain to return a perfect extraction.Tasted: 24 June 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 42.99 private retail shops Producer: Yangarra Estate VineyardsDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 28583UPC: 784938002687