2020 Yangarra High Sands Grenache

2020 Yangarra High Sands Grenache

  • Producer
    • Yangarra
  • Region
    • McLaren Vale SA
  • Variety
    • Grenache
  • Vintage
    • 2020
Yangarra Estate is more than a star on the rise, it is a star that is shining as brightly as any producer in Australia. Acquired by Jackson Family Wines in 2000 and renamed Yangarra Estate, this beacon of quality from Mclaren Vale has amassed a plethora of impressive awards in recent years. In recent years Yangarra Estate has been awarded
James Halliday's Wine Companion: 2 x Wine of The Year awards (2019 & 2023), Winemaker of the Year (2016), #2 Winery in Australia (2024) 
James Suckling's Top 100 wines of the year: #1 Australian Wine of the Year (2023)

100% Blewitt Springs Grenache, picked by hand from low yielding vines planted in 1946. Aged on lees in French oak and sandstone eggs for 11 months. This wine is an intensely concentrated expression of Grenache, with typical notes of strawberry and greenness that is underpinned by Yangarra's award winning touch. Organic and Biodynamic.

Wild fermented. Open tops. Extracted dutifully across a 21 day window. Foudre and eggs for 11 months thereafter. This is a wine of power reigned in by sumptuous tannins, like matrix dots doused with spice and teeming across the mind's eye. More southern Rhône than Gredos, often the inspiration in these parts. Moroccan souk. Goa trail blazing. Darker, danker fruits, clove and assertive tannins ... those gorgeous tannins, trailing the wine to prodigious length. Wow! 97pts James Halliday's Wine Companion