Wines - 2012 YP Sete Di Vino
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.
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.
All parcels of grapes were grown on the western edge of the Barossa by the Farquhar family using a traditional Italian method of high density planting (6500 vines per hectare). A combination of several clones on different rootstocks, grown at approximately 180-190m above sea level in a variance of soils from black loam on limestone through to alluvial clay.
The vineyard was tended to using Organic principles but isn’t certified at present.
- 95 - James Halliday - James Halliday Wine Companion
A unique 29/27/24/20% blend of lagrein, dolcetto, barbera and primitivo. Bright colour, there is an all-encompassing freshness and brightness, achieved by early picking without sacrificing flavour ripeness; the tannins are little short of remarkable, so fine are they. What a magic vintage this was.
- 88 - Stuart Robinson - The Vinsomniac
- Steve Leszczynski - Qwine
- Michael Elis - The Wine Punter
- 92 points - Mike Bennie & Tyson Stelzer - WBM
- Mike Bennie & Tyson Stelzer - Barossa Living Winter 2014