2020 Yangarra Estate Blanc
The last release of this that I saw was a blend of grenache blanc, clairette, roussanne, picpoul and bourboulenc and so I assume this is similar. It’s fermented in a 675 litre ceramic egg and old French oak barriques.
Fruit and spice flavours in a dry, textural context. It’s pure but then it’s characterful too. Perfumed stonefruits, seaspray, whispers of fennel, mineral. You’d call it dry and serious because it is those things but it’s also, more simply, just a delightful white wine. Drink 2020 - 2024.
Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front (September 2020)