Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Wines - 2012 YP Sete Di Vino

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The Wine

The “Sete Di Vino” is the new kid on the block at Yelland & Papps. The rough translation is “thirst for wine”. A blend of 29% Lagrein, 27% Dolcetto, 24% Barbera and 20% Primitivo, this is a thirst-quenching red blend whose raison d’être is a plate of food and good company; no pontificating and navel-gazing required, just a gorgeous, slurp able wine to be enjoyed for what it provides…. deliciousness.

 

Medium cherry/red in colour with lifted aromas of red cherry, plum and summer berry fruits along with fragrant mulberry and a splash of cranberry. Hints of red licorice, cinnamon, violets, baking spice and purple wild flowers along with lifter tones of marzipan and ginger.

 

Light on its feet on the palate with a gorgeous flash of purple floral characters and red fruits as the wine enters the mouth. Again, red cherry, plum, redcurrant and mulberry flavours provide the fruit backbone along with hints of Asian spice, licorice, frangipani, almond paste and earth. It treads a focussed line with bright, sapid acidity and drive throughout its length. A curtain of gentle ripe chalky tannin wraps up the proceeding as the wine trails off showing fine acidity and spicy red fruits.

The Winemaking

These 4 varieties were hand picked over a 2 week period between 22nd March and 4th April. All parcels were fermented in open fermenters for between 13 and 25 days and gently basket pressed. These small parcels of wine were then transferred to 100% old French barrels for 17 months maturation. This wine has had minimal intervention to maintain purity, unfined and unfiltered prior to bottling.

Bottled – 3rd October 2013

pH – 3.65  TA – 7.6  Alc – 13 %

Vegan Friendly and Organic principles.