Wines - 2015 Second Take Roussanne
Roussanne…… you don’t have to put on that red light. You don’t cost much money….,gonna drink you all through the night… Roussanne. Ohhh we love our Roussanne here at Yelland & Papps and we are rightly proud of our 2015 Second Take model. The Second Take is our “funked up” version with a wild yeast ferment in barrel, plenty of leesy action and 8 months in predominately old, seasoned French oak barrels. Of course, as always the wine is bottled without fining or filtration. We love the grape and we wear the t-shirt — go put that classic Funkadelic record on the turntable and join us.
Mid straw in the glass with a hint of cloudiness to its hue, the 2015 Second Take Roussanne immediately shows vibrant fruit aromas of pithy Meyer lemon, white peach, pear and crunchy apples along with hints of soft spice, dried citrus peel, white flowers, garam marsala, marzipan, lemon curd and honeysuckle.
The fruit flows onto the palate with great energy, propelled along by a tube of sapid, saliva-inducing acidity. Fruit flavours of Meyer lemon, yellow apple, pear and stone-fruits swell on the mid-palate where they are joined by hints of grilled nuts, soft spice, jasmine, curry powder, cidery notes and clotted cream with the gentlest lick of nutty oak in the distance. Plenty of texture and verve in the mouth and a wine that tends to morph and take on different personalities as it sits in the glass, all personalities that you’d like to get to know a little better. The finish is dry, energetic and trails off nicely with flavours of citrus, stone-fruit and spice. Grab the seafood.
Both parcels of grapes were crushed, basket pressed and naturally fermented in 100% French Oak (28% new). The wine then spent 8½ months in oak for maturation with the occasional lees stirring to give the wine texture prior to bottling unfined, unfiltered and cloudy.
pH – 3.27
TA – 7.00 g/L
Alc – 12.4 %
Bottled – 3rd December 2015
2400 bottles produced
RRP - $40
Winemaker: Michael Papps
Sourced from 2 different vineyards at Greenock and Dorrien. Both parcels were hand-picked at different ripeness to achieve different flavours throughout the wine. Both parcels were picked on 12th February and cropping at approximately 2 ½ tonnes per acre.
- 93 points - Gary Walsh - The Wine Front
- Very Good - Steve Leszczynski - Q Wine
- Regan Drew - Vinonotebook
Cloudy and unfiltered. Wild barrel ferment, 8.5 months in barrel, 100% French oak, 28% New. Sulfides and lees Solids give funky nutty aromas, sweet note of caramel. Juicy fleshy stone fruit flavours drill down dryness…Absolute dryness, almost chalky. Roussanne weight that still sits within a light frame: Powerful in its own way: a lovely Mezze alto: a viola, not a cello. The depth and timbre is exquisite and just incredibly easy to drink.
- 93 - Stuart Robinson - The Vinsomniac
Cloudy little beast, could fool you into thinking it's a cider, until you get the olfactory organ into it that is. Lemon drops, touch of butter menthol, florals, dribble of honey, a little thyme. Fragrant little cherub.
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- 93 - Mike Bennie - WBM May/June 2016
There's a compelling, wild edge to this wine. The bouquet is redolent of cider, dried apple and nectarine, while the palate shows off a slippery mass of fruit and control of firm acidity and chalkiness to texture. You'd say complexity rules the wine, but there's a real inherent drinkability at play too. Super wine.
- Editorial (not rated) - David Sly - SA Life Magazine
Nobody sings the praises of Roussanne more loudly than Yelland and Papps!
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