Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Wines - 2012 Second Take Grenache

Second Take

The Wine

Deep red/purple in the glass the 2011 Yelland & Papps Second Take Whole Bunch Grenache practically jumps out of the glass with vibrant aromas of macerated plums, wild cherry, raspberry, blueberry and just a splash of cranberry lifting the fruit aromas beautifully. Hints of kirsch, fruit cake, orange zest, red licorice, gingerbread, dark chocolate , a waft of frangipani and mocha combine in a complex nose that instantly draw you into the glass and have you salivating for a sip.


At the lighter end of medium-bodied, the initial fruit attack leaves the palate awash with flavours of cranberry, raspberry, red plum an crunchy blueberries that show a supple, velvety presence as the wine flows through to the mid-palate. Hints of ginger-cake, citrus rind, crème de cassis, fruit cake spice, sichuan pepper, purple flowers, mocha and earth come into play giving the wine a complex sheen. There is a energetic, nervy seam of bright, minerally acidity providing great drive across its length which shows ripe, powdery tannins and a savoury twang to the lingering finish.




The Winemaking

Have thrown the traditional Australian wine making book out the winery door to practice more old world techniques. New world wine in an old world way….

Crushed  27/03/12, 20% whole bunch, 14 days on skins, put to barrel 10/05/12 for eight months, out of barrel 14/01/13,

17% New French Oak, 83 % Old American Oak in bottle 16/01/13

pH 3.66

TA 7.9

14 % alc

1530 bottles made