Yangarra Estate is an award-winning biodynamic farm, located in the eastern side of McLaren Vale region in South Australia.
Yangarra Estates 250 acres, planted to Southern Rhône and other Mediterranean varieties such as Tempranillo, are defined by the diversity of its soil types: ironstone, exposed or gravelly, clay and
loam layers, chunks of petrified woods, both alluvial and wind-blown sands.
Peter Fraser’s wine philosophy is built around the Estate’s original, dry-farmed bush vines planted in 1946. Yangarra Estate wines are powerful yet subtle, more of a cooler expression of the McLaren Vale thanks to the elevation and cooling evening breezes.
Yangarra Blanc 2021
Blanc is the result of years of research and quarantine of the best white varieties found amongst the ancient north-west Mediterranean vine types. The fact that these Châteauneuf varieties have been successfully blended for so many years, inspired the estate to pursue Châteauneuf’s top whites on the southern coast. The Blanc is produced using the simplest winemaking techniques to showcase the fresh and crunchy style these varieties provide.
VARIETY: 49% Grenache Blanc, 13% Roussanne, 15% Clairette, 18% Picpoul, 5% BourboulencSKU: YRA01-2100750-WH
Yangarra Noir 2019
Grenache is the emerging hero variety of McLaren Vale. Traditional blends of Grenache from the region generally focused on the varieties Grenache (G), Shiraz (S) and Mourvedre (M), and thus the term GSM. For many years in the old world Grenache has had many more blending partners. In France, namely the Sourthern Rhone, it can be blended with Cinsaut, Counouise, Picpoul Noir, Muscardin. In Priorat Spain, with Carignan. We started planting some of these obscure Southern Rhone and Priorat varieties in 2008 which has culminated in our first Noir blend being produced.
Many of these varieties, including Grenache, have a blanc (white), gris (grey) and noir (black) expression of the variety, which lead to calling this the Noir. Kept on lees in 100% older French oak for 6 months after fermentation.
VARIETY: 45% Grenache, 19% Mourvédre, 19% Carignan, 12% Shiraz, 4% Cinsaut, 1% CounoiseSKU: YRA03-1900750-RD
Yangarra Preservative Free Shiraz 2021
The PF Shiraz is made from grapes grown on our certified biodynamic single estate vineyard, grown without herbicides, fungicides or synthetic chemicals. It is made without additions of any kind: sulphur (preservative), acid, tannin or finings. It’s a medium bodied, fresh, fruit driven wine that is delicious enjoyed as a young wine. With that in mind, we do have PF Shiraz back to our first vintage of 2013 that is still showing some of lovely vibrant characters.
The wine was carefully basket pressed after approximately 2 weeks on skins. No additives were used throughout entire production. No fining occurred, just filtration.
VARIETY: 100% ShirazSKU: YRA04-2100750-RD
Yangarra GSM 2016
Our GSM is a careful blending of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre in which the composition varies from year to year, conveying the traditional estate blends of the southern Rhône. The backbone of the wine comes from our old bush vine Grenache, which was planted in 1946.
After fermentation, the wine was kept on the yeast lees in older French oak for approximately 10 months prior to blending. The wine received no fining, just filtration.
VARIETY: 58% Grenache, 24% Shiraz, 18% MourvèdreSKU: YRA06-1600750-RD
Yangarra Shiraz 2019
There are 87 hectares of vineyards at Yangarra, of which 47 are Shiraz made up of thirteen individual blocks. Each block is defined by different aspects and subtle variations of the sand and Ironstone soils that overlie the ancient North Maslin Sands geological formation. Spread amongst an extra 70 hectares of creeks, native vegetation and native corridors. Our estate has twelve individual blocks of Shiraz.
Kept on lees in 20% new French oak, 80% older French oak for 10 months.
VARIETY: 100% ShirazSKU: YRA05-1900750-RD
Yangarra Old Vine Grenache (MLV) 2020
Produced from the fruit of bush vines planted in 1946 high on our Estate’s deep sandy soils. Our Old Vine Grenache is complex, perfumed and elegant with a trademark tannin structure. The grapes were hand-picked and mechanically sorted.
The wine was kept on lees in 100% older French oak. No fining, just filtration.
VARIETY: 100% Grenache NoirSKU: YRA07-2000750-RD