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Yangarra High Sands Grenache 2014

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    Yangarra Estate is a renowned biodynamic wine farm located in the picturesque McLaren Vale region of South Australia. The winery prides itself on producing exceptional wines solely from its single-vineyard estate, which is dedicated to cultivating the finest grape varieties of the southern Rhone. The unique combination of rare geologies, moderate altitude, abundant sunshine, and cool evening breezes at Yangarra make it an ideal location for growing varieties that thrive in moderate maritime environments. The Yangarra High Sands Vineyard is a source of pride for the estate, having been recognized as one of Young Gun of Wines' 2022 Top 50 Vineyards in Australia.

    Yangarra is an exceptional single-vineyard estate located in the esteemed Blewitt Springs subregion, situated at the northern edge of the McLaren Vale region in South Australia. The vineyard's unique combination of ancient geology, high altitude, and Mediterranean climate provides the perfect environment for cultivating the finest grape varieties of the southern Rhône. The estate's dedication to sustainable farming practices, including organic and biodynamic farming, ensures that the fruit is of the highest quality and truly reflects the terroir. The resulting wines are complex, elegant and expressive, showcasing the unique characteristics of the vineyard. Yangarra's commitment to producing exceptional wines solely from its single-vineyard estate has earned it a reputation as one of Australia's premier wineries. With a focus on Grenache and other Rhône varieties, the winery is dedicated to producing wines that are a true expression of the terroir. The wines are crafted with minimal intervention, allowing the fruit to shine through and speak for itself.

    The Yangarra High Sands Grenache 2014 is a wine of exceptional quality, often heralded as the finest Grenache in Australia. Sourced from a single block of 70-year-old bush vines in the Blewitt Springs, the fruit is carefully plunged in open top fermenters with only wild yeasts being used, resulting in a wine that is truly expressive of type and place. As the flagship wine of the Yangarra winery, the High Sands Grenache is made with 100% Grenache and sourced from gnarly old bush vines that were planted in 1946 and situated at the highest altitude in their vineyard. The wine is intense, complex and expressive, showcasing the unique terroir of the Blewitt Springs. The 2014 High Sands Grenache is a wine to behold. It has been compared to the great Grenaches of Chateauneuf du Pape, iconic wines like Rayas and Beaucastel. In the glass, it is a deep ruby red color, with aromas of dark fruit, black pepper and spice. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, with flavors of black cherry, plum and a hint of licorice. The tannins are firm but well-integrated, and the finish is long and satisfying.

    “ This is stunning Grenache. Beautiful fragrance here – fresh field roses, raspberry, aniseed and dried mint, almost a chocolate thing going on too. Dusty and spicy, great length of flavour, with earthy tannin grounding it and pushing it long. Incredibly good wine. Hard to choose between the 2013 and 2014. The former with maybe more length and impact, the latter all grace and charm. 96+ points, though could even twist my arm to 97” 96+ points Gary Walsh - The Wine Front

    The Finer Details
    Style - Red Wine
    Varietal - Grenache
    Country - Australia
    Region - McLaren Vale, South Australia
    Vintage - 2014
    Bottle Size - 750ml
    ABV - 14.5%