Yangarra

2019 Hickinbotham Grenache - 1.5L Magnum *

Yangarra is a single vineyard estate situated in the north-east of the McLaren Vale region, South Australia.

Hickinbotham covers a steep cut of country from the ridgetops above the village of Clarendon to the Onkaparinga River in the gorge below.

$120.00
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VINTAGE SUMMARY

The 2019 growing season was very dry, which resulted in incredibly low yields. We had a relatively warm lead up to the ripening period, which produced a very condensed and fast harvest. These late ripening varieties faired very well in a season like this, giving rise to concentration, freshness of flavour and marked natural acidity.

WINE MAKING

Hand-picked on the 9th of March and mechanically berry sorted. 100% destemmed, crushed and tipped into 1800 L ‘cocciopesto’ stone egg shaped amphoras. The fermentation occurred in the amphoras, with a gentle maceration of only wetting the cap, and remained on skins for 90 days. No pressings are used in this wine. Matured exclusively in the amphora for a further 8 months. Bottled March 2020.

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