Yangarra 2016 Old Vine Grenache McLaren Vale, Australia
Coming from biodynamically dry-farmed, un-trellised bush vines planted in 1946, this wine has a delightful spicy fruitiness typical of Aussie Grenache, but with an attractive brightness and wonderful savory complexity. The fruit is hand-selected, undergoes open-top, wild yeast fermentation and is gently basket pressed. There is a compelling underlying complexity to the cherry and plum flavored fruit. Silky smooth tannins lead to a really satisfying mineral driven finish. It sees 9 months of used French oak and is left on the lees for 12 months. This has more refinement and subtle complexities than most at this price. A real find and age-able for 5-10 years.
Bold and authoritative with finesse. Fresh fruits of wild black and Morello cherries, bay leaves, clove and hints of juniper with very fine tannins. Pair with lamb, osso bucco, beef.