Yangarra

2021 Preservative Free Shiraz

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 in its youth. 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.

$28.00
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VINTAGE SUMMARY

The 2021 growing season was very favourable with ample winter rain, a mild flowering and fruit set period, and continued rainfall throughout spring that resulted in healthy canopy. The cool ripening period took place between late January and mid-February delayed harvest, though, resulted in yields with good balance between vine vigour and moderate berry size. We were very pleased with the fruit ripeness, intensity, freshness and natural acidity. The Shiraz was picked early throughout the week of 12th – 16th March.

WINEMAKING

De-stemmed and mechanically sorted with a large percentage of whole berries retained and tipped into open-top fermenters. After a few days of gentle cold soaking, we allowed the must to warm, and wild fermentation to occur. The wine was carefully basket pressed after approximately 2 weeks on skins. No additives were used throughout entire production. Bottled in August 2021, after completing malolactic fermentation. No fining occurred, just filtration

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