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Yangarra Estate Grenache Mclaren Vale Old Vine 2004

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"Made from grapes harvested off of old bush vines growing in the sand since 1946, wonderful terroir and earth tones in this wine, violets with supple round tannins; cute and cuddly like a koala bear, but don't get too close or he'll bite! "       PETER FRASER, Winemaker • 91 Points, Wine Spectator • 91 Points, Wine & Spirits • 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast - Darnya Tobey, August 2006 • Five Stars, WineState Magazine Australia, May/June 2006 • 4 Stars, Houston Chronicle, Micheal Lonsford Region: 100% McLaren Vale, 100% estate grown Production: 1,554 cases Analysis: 15.0% Alcohol, pH 3.37, TA 0.63 g/100ml Maturation: 18 months; one and two year old French oak barriques

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Yangarra Estate Vineyard:
Yangarra is an aboriginal word meaning "from the earth." All of our wines are grown on our single-vineyard Estate in the Blewitt Springs sub region of McLaren Vale, South Australia, with 250 acres of vines in 35 individual blocks spread amongst 420 acres of creeks, native vegetation and nature corridors. The Estate sits at the north-eastern extreme of the Willunga Basin at the foot of the Sou... Read more
Yangarra is an aboriginal word meaning "from the earth." All of our wines are grown on our single-vineyard Estate in the Blewitt Springs sub region of McLaren Vale, South Australia, with 250 acres of vines in 35 individual blocks spread amongst 420 acres of creeks, native vegetation and nature corridors. The Estate sits at the north-eastern extreme of the Willunga Basin at the foot of the South Mount Lofty Ranges. We are utterly devoted to minimal intervention in viticulture and winemaking. Our desire is to produce wines that are the most brilliant possible reflection of the Estate's unique terroir and provide a profound sense of place. The key to Yangarra's unique flavours is a large, smooth dune of Ngankipari Sand, a precisely-delineated Aeolian, or wind-blown geological formation that was laid down about a million years ago (which is very young in Australia's ancient geology). This sand is an extremely weathered remnant of mountain ranges that stood here 1.6 billion years ago, weathered away, and then rose again 500 million years ago. After a second weathering, the current ranges began to rise about 100 million years ago. Read less

"Made from grapes harvested off of old bush vines growing in the sand since 1946, wonderful terroir and earth tones in this wine, violets with supple round tannins; cute and cuddly like a koala bear, but don't get too close or he'll bite! "       PETER FRASER, Winemaker • 91 Points, Wine Spectator • 91 Points, Wine & Spirits • 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast - Darnya Tobey, August 2006 • Five Stars, WineState Magazine Australia, May/June 2006 • 4 Stars, Houston Chronicle, Micheal Lonsford Region: 100% McLaren Vale, 100% estate grown Production: 1,554 cases Analysis: 15.0% Alcohol, pH 3.37, TA 0.63 g/100ml Maturation: 18 months; one and two year old French oak barriques

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