Yangarra Ovitelli Grenache 2021


Seventy six year old vines, fermented in 675L ceramic eggs and on skins for 133 days. No oak, matured for 13 months. There’s no question that Grenache is having a moment, and rightly so. This oh so svelte expression of the variety is everything one looks for in the glass. Textural, perfumed and constantly shifting in the mouth. There are plenty of pert red fruits, as one would expect; cranberry, just ripe raspberry and sour cherry. Crushed pink rose petals and rosehip oil, a whiff of green peppercorns and a fine, crunchy line of granite and quartz. Tannins are fine as crushed, powdery glass which in another lifetime might have formed a looking glass of clarity and definition, much like the finished product here. This wine takes one last turn with a savoury finish, not a chewy and dense meatiness, more so the lightness and melt in your mouth finesse of thinly sliced coppa. Impeccable length, long taught acid and rippled with tension. A wine to sip at the bar with limbs outstretched and grace aplomb.

Variety: Red Wine, Grenache