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  • Intense, dark and fresh, 'PF' stands for Preservative Free
  • " It’s a ‘more please’ wine." - Campbell Mattinson
  • An early drinking, fresh and vibrant wine
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Dark Red
Nose Lots of lifted violet aromas, with fresh cherries and plums.
Palate "It's intense, dark and perhaps like fresh soft liquorice in a way. This is pure, audacious, open-hearted fun.” - Peter Fraser, Winemaker.
Food Pairing Grilled or roast beef, Strong hard cheeses.
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes "The PF Shiraz is made from grapes grown on our certified biodynamic single-estate vineyard, grown without herbicides, fungicides or synthetic chemicals. It is made without additions of any kind: sulphur (preservative), acid, tannin or finings. It's intense, dark and perhaps like fresh soft liquorice in a way. This is pure, audacious, open-hearted fun” - Peter Fraser, Winemaker.
Variety Shiraz
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2018
Region McLaren Vale
Country Australia
Sustainability Biodynamic
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Yangarra Estate
Yangarra Estate is the Australian (specifically McLaren Vale) operation of Kendall-Jackson, one of the leading premium wine producers in California. In 2000 Kendall-Jackson acquired the 172ha Eringa Park vineyard from Normans Wines - the oldest of the vines date back to 1923! The renamed Yangarra Estate Vineyard is the estate base for the operation, which built a state-of-the-art premium red wine-making facility in 2010 and is moving to certified organic status with its vineyards.

In 2012 it purchased the historic Clarendon Vineyard from the estate of the late Alan Hickinbotham and the winemaker is the brilliant Peter Fraser. James Halliday has said of the Estate - “I could write six columns about Yangarra Estate and winemaker Peter Fraser and still have more to say.”

Their Ironheart Shiraz is as good as any McLaren Vale Shiraz you'll come across and their minute production (think 160 cases only) of the High Sands Grenache is a remarkable rendition of old, old vine grenache. Their portfolio is incredibly strong from their entry levels through to the icons. If you haven't yet been introduced to their wines, you're in for a very nice surprise.

Congratulations to Peter Fraser who was named Winemaker of the Year in the 2016 Wine Companion!
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.
90
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Campbell Mattinson
“No additives were used in the wine’s entire production.” Preservative free. Certified biodynamic. All from a single block.

lThis is an especially good release of this highly likeable shiraz. It’s so vibrant, has such good volume, and has such a good refreshment factor. Wins all the way along. Plums, cherries and cloves, a spot of hay, florals maybe. It slips down a treat. It’s a ‘more please’ wine.

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