Yangarra Estate Blanc 750mL
Blanc is the result of years of research and quarantine of the best white varieties that can be found amongst the ancient north-west Mediterranean vine types. The fact that these Châteauneuf varieties have been successfully blended for so many years encouraged Yangarra Estate to pursue Châteauneuf’s top whites on our southern coast.
The Blanc is produced using the simplest winemaking techniques to showcase the fresh and crunchy style these varieties provide. The Grenache Blanc and Roussanne were hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and fermented separately.
The Picpoul, Clairette and Bourboulenc were picked together, as their ripeness was very similar, and volumes were small. The unclarified juice was fermented in 675-litre ceramic eggs and older French oak barriques with no acid or sulphur additions. These varieties are supposedly very susceptible to oxidation, but we find we get better results by not adding sulphur until the completion of primary sugar fermentation. The resulting wine was then matured in those same vessels on lees and stirred monthly for 4 months.
Wine Fitting: Light bodied white
Food Pairing: Chicken