2021 Yangarra Ovitelli Grenache
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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

2021 Yangarra Ovitelli Grenache

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$74. 99
$899.88 Dozen
Cellar: 6 - 8 Years (2029-2031)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Certified organic and biodynamic produced from bush vines planted in 1946. Deep dark red core with black shaded edges and a bright red hue. Possessing a perfumed like intensity the nose has an alluring aromatic profile of dark raspberries, rose petals, dark cherries, liquorice, crushed rock and peppered fresh herb notes. Light on its feet yet concentrated and powerful, delicious red to dark raspberry, red cherry and red liquorice fruits explode across the palate. A robust tannin structure and vibrant acidity lend a muscular feel and freshness. Notions of crushed rock, infusions of fresh herbs and pepper lie underneath. Finishes stern and taut yet exceptionally long.
Cellar 6-8 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews….
Among the finest wines in Australia. Destemmed fruit, crushed and extracted across a whopping 133-day window in eggs. Blood plum, sappy raspberry, licorice root, bergamot and pepper grind. Clove, tamarind and mint. Gorgeous. Pinosité aplenty, yet beautifully extracted with skittish, long-limbed and gritty tannins corralling the fray. Tear-inducing stuff. Levity, transparency and intensity, all in one. Drink by 2028.
96 Points
Ned Goodwin – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion

A linear and tight grenache with long and very intense fruit and tannins. Blackberry, dark cocoa powder and dusty. Chewy and very fine tannined. Excellent length and power. Needs three or four years to come around. From biodynamically grown grapes. Best after 2024.
96 Points

From 1946 plantings, adjacent to High Sands. Gets a whopping 133 days on skins (the High Sands a more modest 21 days). Raised only in ceramic eggs. My word, the rise and rise of Grenache in this country is something to behold, and as a hard core Nebbiolo enthusiast, I find a kinship in this wine.
Red cherry, raspberry, liquorice root, lemon thyme, orange peel, pepper and exotic spice, rosehip. It’s fleshy with superb graphite tannin, rich flavour but with no excess, the botanical and citrus peel perfume, the succulent raspberry and redcurrant, the tang and freshness, even some smoky bacon things and black tea, but so tight, and so right, with a finish that carries on and on, much like my prose, perhaps. If this wine is my muse, then so be it. Throw yourself on to the rocks of this delight. It’s siren song is strong. Your passage is a modest $80. Pleasure awaits. Drink 2024-2034.
96+ Points
Gary Walsh – The Wine Front