In this episode we visit the Yangarra winery in McLaren Vale. Winemaker Peter Fraser talks to us about his Grenache and then shows us the latest in winemaking technology – his sorting table. This is the final ep in our series from McLaren Vale that deals with the idea of what it takes to be a winemaker.
(Previous episodes – Alpha, Box and Dice, The Producers, Extreme Small Batch Winemaking)
Yangarra wines hover around the $28 mark. Their flagship is their Grenache of which they have 66 acres planted – in particular their High Sands Grenache is their premium but is hard to come by. Individually their Grenache, Shiraz and Mouvedre are all outstanding. They also make a blend of these three (called Cadnezia), but if you can get your hands on the individual wines we think you’ll feel more satisfied (but try them all just to be sure!). On the white side of things, they have a very tasty Rousanne. Listen to what Peter has to say about why they grow these kind of wines and why he thinks they do so well at Yangarra in McLaren Vale. And keep an ear out for his opinion on Barossa!