2018 Yelland & Papps Second Take Rousanne

Adding interest to a wine can be as easy as letting a wine add interest to itself. Take this wine for example.  Extended maceration, wild ferment, placed in 100% old French oak for a year, unfined and unfiltered and plenty of ‘sediment’ to stir up before pouring.  Definitely a wine that provides some intrigue for your wine loving friends and will certainly get the conversation started, if not about it’s construction, then about it’s tasting and drinking.

If you do the recommended thing and “mix before serving”, you are in for a lovely surprise, for the intrigue starts here.  The colour itself is interesting.  Clarity is a word that needs to be forgotten.  Cloudy is certainly the word but not to the detriment of the aromas or flavours.  It gets started with aromas of honeyed pear juice, a dab of banana and a nice citrus note too.  Similar flavours on the texturally generous palate but it seems almost alive.  I know what you’re thinking, but that’s how it seemed.  A virtual naturally natural, genuine and nicely balanced wine that proved to be a winner with our little group of wine appriecianados.

Yelland & Papps Website

Region: Barossa Valley, SA     Price: $45     Source: Sample thanks to Yelland & Papps

Second Take Roussanne

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