Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Wines - 2012 Second Take Roussanne

Second Take

The Wine

Cloudy, un-fined/un-filtered green-tinged pale straw akin to fresh, natural cloudy apple or pear juice the 2012 Yelland & Papps Second Take Roussanne show vibrant aromas of pithy lemon & lime, nashi pear, guava & feijoa, bristling with wild-yeast complexity and leesy nuance. Softly spiced with hints of citrus rind, almond paste, white flowers, clotted cream, lemon curd, nougat and proving bread. Vivid and vital aromas with a yeasty, almost cider-like edge that is undoubtedly compelling on the nose.

There is a sleek, focussed fruit presence as the wine enters the mouth, encased in glassy, mineral-laden acidity. Fruit flavours of guava, juicy lime, pithy lemon and fresh pear juice fly across the palate underscored with hints of nougat, crème fraiche, almond paste, orange zest, pear drops, and fresh proving bread dough with lighter wafts of marzipan and broth. Slinky with a very textured mouth feel thanks to a slight phenolic twist, the wine displays a nervy, stony acid line that shimmers and crackles throughout its length. The wine finishes clean and focussed with great tension between the fruit, acid and phenolic characters as a flies along to a persistent finish. Pure, unadulterated & fun drinking.

 

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 on 09/03/12, lees stirred, wild fermented in barrel. In barrel on 13/03/2012 for ten months, out of barrel on 14/01/13

100% French oak / 10% new, bottled unfiltered, in bottle on 16/01/13

pH 3.28 TA 7.25

13% alc

366 bottles made