Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Wines - 2015 Second Take Shiraz

Second Take

The Wine

It’s Barossa Shiraz, but not as you know it. There’s 50% whole bunches in the ferment here, wild yeast of course but the addition of whole bunches gives the wine a sense of space and airiness; still of course with all those delicious Barossa Shiraz characters that you have grown to love. This baby sees 18 days on skins, having a rest for 8 months in French oak with 47% of the barrels brand new, before gently going into bottle, un-fined and un-filtered. It’s got elegance yet with a sense of latent power under the hood think more like a classy Aston Martin DB5 than a souped up Holden Commodore and you get the picture. There is tannin and structure but it tugs gently on the palate. Don’t be afraid to chill this down for 30 minutes or so should your mood or situation suggest that is the correct course of action.

Light cherry/red in colour with aromas of plums, redcurrant and macerated summer berry fruits coming to the fore. There are hints of baking spice, Barossa earth, raspberry coulis, purple flowers, gentle French oak and violet high-tones.

In the mouth you’ll find bright, juicy plummy fruit along with fruit flavours of blackberry, dark cherry and summer berry fruits. There is abundant spice apparent along with hints of red licorice, earth, violets, light nutty French oak and some meaty nuances. There is a distinct savoury aspect to its shape on the palate with a gentle tug of chalky tannin on the finish which trails off nicely showing hints of plums, berry fruits and spice. There’s a lovely line of acidity freshening up proceedings on the finish also …. ,Delicious, bright and savoury… yes, that’s how we’d encapsulate it.

 

The Winemaking

This wine has been 50% whole bunch fermented in an open fermenter using natural yeasts for 18 days. A combination of plunging and gentle pump overs were used for cap management. Basket pressed into 100% French oak (47% new) for 8 months maturation prior to bottling unfined and unfiltered.

pH – 3.62

TA – 6.2 g/L

Alc – 14.3 %

Bottled – 3rd December 2015

2100 bottles produced

Vegan Friendly

RRP - $40

Winemaker: Michael Papps