Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Wines - 2015 Second Take Roussanne

Second Take

The Wine

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.

 

The Winemaking

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

Vegan Friendly

RRP - $40

Winemaker: Michael Papps