Yangarra Noir 2019
62% Grenache, 15% Shiraz, 12% Mourvedre, 6% Carignan, 3% Cinsaut and 2% Counoise. In this blend you see the perfect mix of seriousness and playfulness – it’s light and crunchy on one hand, it’s precise and impeccably well built on the other.
This top value red is just the latest step on winemaker Peter Fraser’s march towards recreating his own McLaren Vale examples of the famous bends of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
This is a blend of lots of unusual varieties. There’s grenache, mourvedre and shiraz and then there is cinsault, carignan and counoise. This is just stunning and a perfect example of some of the fascinating wines that these guys are producing.
Noir indeed – this lovely light-bodied, juicy wine is a voyage of discovery by the intrepid Peter Fraser. The grapes were mechanically sorted 50% whole berries, wild-fermented, 14-16 days on skins, matured for 6 months in used French oak. A wonderfully different wine, welcoming investigation, not hiding anything.
For the dollars, it’s one of the most interesting and satisfying wines in the region at the moment and a super-versatile red for any occasion.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Noir indeed – this lovely light-bodied, juicy wine is a voyage of discovery by the intrepid Peter Fraser. A wonderfully different wine, welcoming investigation, not hiding anything.
– 93 POINTS
This is a savoury, mid-weight, well structured and well-fruited red with berry, licorice, iodine and floral notes curling persuasively throughout. The polish here, the tannin, the mouthfeel and the finish; all are top notch. In fact if you want to just lose yourself in a wine, this wine is a good candidate. Value is high.”