Tag Archives: Yangarra Estate

Latest releases from Yangarra Estate

Yangarra Estate is an interesting blend of influences. They make some quite conventional wines as well as more risqué, cutting-edge styles such as skin-contacted whites and stalk-inclusion reds, and increasingly ferment in ceramic eggs. After sitting down to chat with chief winemaker Peter Fraser last week, things became clearer. Eighty percent of their sales are on-premise (restaurants and bars), and restaurant wine buyers love these avant-garde kinds of wines. They also trade on their food-friendliness.

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International Grenache Day

If you’re wondering what wine to serve with dinner this Friday, I’d suggest something containing grenache. That’s because Friday is International Grenache Day. Why dedicate a day to commemorating a grape variety, you might ask? It’s to remind wine drinkers that grenache exists, really, as

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Wine Of The Week

Yangarra Estate Vineyard GSM Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre, McLaren Vale 2011 $28 Yangarra Estate is in the Blewitt Springs locality of McLaren Vale where the Rhone Valley grape varieties thrive on the poor, sandy soils. The big gun is a magnificent pure grenache called High Sands, but it’s $110 a

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Grab a grenache

Friday is International Grenache Day, the annual day set aside for enjoying the Southern Rhone Valley varietal which is the most widely-planted red grape in the world but rarely gets the credit it deserves because it’s so often blended with other grapes. Grenache is the

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Red means go in the Vale

McLaren Vale is alive with a new surge of vitality. It may not be the newest or sexiest wine region in the country, but it has a new lease of life and is making superb wine.