Yangarra Estate is devoted solely to producing wines from the best grape varieties of the southern Rhone, which lies on the north-west Mediterranean coast. Yangarra’s combination of rare geologies, moderate altitude, abundant sunshine and cool evening breezes make it perfect for growing varieties that thrive in these moderate maritime environments. Their respect of this special piece of country is evident in the wines they make from its grapes – every Yangarra Estate wine is a confident reflection of the nature of this land. Yangarra Estate is a biodynamic wine farm in the McLaren Vale region in South Australia.
Winemaker: Peter Fraser, since 2000-Awarded Winemaker of the Year in 2015 by James Halliday’s Wine Companion.
JH98 From the 12.3ha east-facing Block 12 on an ironstone sandy outcrop. Hand-picked, open-fermented with 25% whole bunches, matured in a 25hl French foudre for 15 months. Vivid crimson-purple through to the rim. An incredibly fresh wine that literally dances in the mouth, juicy streams of bright red flavors– this from ’18, not a vintage known for delicacy. Fantastic bargain. (James Halliday)
Estate Notes: We introduced large format foudres in 2017, and a single block of Shiraz (block 12) stood out with a particular style that was very much suited to large format oak. The beautiful old French oak in these giant foudre vessels is perfect for polishing and protecting the brightest, spiciest Shiraz we grow on Yangarra.