Wines - 2017 YP Vermentino
Wine 2017 YP Vermentino
Varietal 100% Vermentino
Region 100% Barossa Valley
Bottles Made 5359
Winemaker Michael Papps
Release Date Early 2018
- Clones? H62 Rolle
- Year Planted? 2006
- Organic/biodynamic? No
- Soil? Red/Brown Loam
- Direction/Aspect of vineyard? East/West
- Elevation? 180m
- Hand or machine picked? Hand
- Whole bunch fermented? No
- Sorting (if done) by hand or machine? Berry or bunch sorted? No
- Co-fermented or blended after fermentation? Blended
- Open, tank, roto or other fermented? Tank
- Wild or cultured yeast? Wild
- Total time on skins, including cold soak, fermentation add post fermentation maceration? 0
- Basket or Bag Press? Basket Pressed
- Pressed direct to barrel or via tank? Tank
- Oak or Tank maturation? Tank
- Percentage of new oak, and country of origin of oak? n/a
- Length of time in oak? n/a
- pH – 3.30
- TA – 6.44
- Alc – 12.3
- Tony Peters - Words from a Wine Glass
The first thing I’m going to do with this post is thank Michael and Susan of Yelland & Papps for introducing me to this variety. It’s simply a lovable alternative to the mainstream bunch of wines that I still enjoy, yet you can imagine my excitement when this arrived on my doorstep.
This is such an occasion wine. Now, I know you going to think, why would an entry level Vermentino be an occasion wine? Well, the weekend I decided to try this wine was a warm one here in Hobart plus there was plenty happening in my back yard, literally.
As much as an excavator did most of the work, I was general dogs-body moving retaining wall blocks, shoveling dirt here and there. It was a momentous occasion in this household I gotta tell ya! Much was achieved and deserving of a reward. This delicious wine was it today.
The freshness of a fruit basket was the winner. A lemony tang, peaches and pears give it some really good texture sitting on the palate. I was thinking there was a passionfruit character there too but it could’ve been a cheeky dip of the toe from that one. There is some acidity but it’s pretty subtle letting the fruit do the talking. It’s a ‘here and now’ delicious drink that will satisfy a thirst easily. Who needs beer after a hard days labour?
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- 91 - Stuart Robinson - The Vinsomniac
From one of the early producers of the variety, grapes are hitting their late teens now, planted in the early noughties.
Opens with what appears to be a little smokey, burnt citrus - it's fleeting, before the fresh citrus show launches itself onto your olfactory organ and bursts forth.
It's the palate where the real magic happens. It's a riot of citrus, backed up with suggestions of Meyer lemon and guava-esque tones. Tropical it ain't, but it is really about freshness personified.
It marries acidity and a little textural nuances, giving - primarily - length, aided by a little width.
- 95 - Jane Faulkner - Wine Companion James Halliday 2019
Smells of lemon blossom and the sea. It tastes zesty with grapefruit pith, neat phenolics and saline-lemon flavours with a smidge of dried Mediterranean herbs. Must be vermentino. It's spot-on.
Cellar to 2020