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Yangarra – McLaren Vale’s ‘it’ winery of the moment

When James Halliday recently gave seven 2012 Yangarra Estate wines ratings between 94 and 97 points, Australia took notice and Yangarra’s phone wouldn’t stop ringing!  Such endorsement is very high praise for such a new winery. But that’s only half the fun.  Winemaker Peter Fraser is now using big ceramic eggs fermenters to really twist things up, making unconventional wines to really assault the senses.

One of the most impressive aspects of winemaking here is the mechanical sorting bench; and it’s the only one in all of McLaren Vale. “So what?”, I hear you ask.  Well, this table sorts each and every grape berry into size groups, and this in turn ensures only the right sized grape then goes into making the wine.  Size does matter, after all and the wine tastes sensational as a result.