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  • Intense, brilliant, taut yet harmonious, serene, wholesome and complex
  • Powerful, balanced and concentrated
  • “High Sands is our grail. It captures the essence of our prized old vines.”

Tasting Notes

Colour Dark Red
Nose Aromas of very concentrated, spiced dark fruits appear alongside pretty florals, which become more apparent the longer the wine is open.
Palate The palate is rich and plush, with its trademark tight line of tannin and acidity.
Food Pairing Red meats.
Cellaring 10-15 Years
Notes "The 2015 stamp of full throttle acidity and tannin that has run through our Old Vine and Ovitelli Grenache is very evident in the High Sands. It is youthful and will benefit from some time bottle or time in a decanter. " - Yangarra Estate
Variety Grenache
Body Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2015
Region McLaren Vale
Country Australia
Sustainability Biodynamic
Alcohol 14.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
McLaren Vale
The McLaren Vale wine region is located less than an hours drive south of Adelaide, along the coastline.

Shiraz is by far the most widely planted variety, and the most important variety for the region, accounting for about 50% of the total crush. Every winery in the region will likely be producing at least one or more Shiraz wines, and with the wide range of unique terroirs available, each influenced by the maritime climate in unique ways, each Shiraz will have its own regional nuances.

Shiraz produced in McLaren Vale will often exhibit chocolate and coffee notes, with a little less pepper than those from Barossa Valley, and are often blended with Grenache. Other red varieties grown include Cabernet Sauvignon (and Merlot blends) Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Tannat and Zinfandel. The main white variety would be Chardonnay, however Semillon and it's common blending partner Sauvignon Blanc are made, alongside lesser amounts of Riesling, Pronto Bianco, Vermentino and Fiano.

If you plan to visit McLaren Vale there are over 65 cellar doors so you'll be spoiled for choice, ranging from the small-boutique wineries to very large wineries. The drive from McLaren Vale up to the Barossa Valley is very scenic, passing over the rolling Adelaide Hills, and though the quaint German-settled town of Hahndorf.


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