Yangarra Estate Vineyard 'Ovitelli' Grenache McLaren Vale Aus. 2021

Yangarra Estate Vineyard 'Ovitelli' Grenache McLaren Vale Aus. 2021

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2021 Yangarra Estate Vineyard Ovitelli Grenache

The Wine Advocate RP 96+

Reviewed by:
Erin Larkin
Release Price:
Drink Date:
2023 - 2036

The 2021 Ovitelli Grenache is sourced from Block 30—a two-hectare adjacent to the High Sands block, planted in 1946. Sorted on the fancy sorting table at Yangarra and fully destemmed, it fermented in ceramic egg and spent 133 days on the skins. It matured exclusively in ceramic egg (13 months' elevage, no pressings in the final wine), so we know the texture and structure inherent in this glass is vineyard- and berry-derived rather than from the vessel. Already, we are in cool territory. On the nose, there is fresh tobacco leaf, graphite, raspberry leaf, lavender, turmeric/saffron, matcha, licorice and a hint of dehydrated orange peel (moving onto the negroni/Camari end of the spectrum here). In the mouth, the tannins are super fine, milled into compressed powder that plumes through the fruit, like blood in the water. This is mineral, detailed, exciting, febrile, ethereal and lacy, even. Wowee. Strong statement about McLaren Vale Grenache here. 14.5% alcohol, sealed under screw cap.

Published: Sep 14, 2023