Yetti & the Kokonut - Project Wine (2021)

Yetti & the Kokonut - Project Wine (2021)

100% Red Sémillon

2021 is already being called one of the best McLaren Vale vintages in the 21st century, with really favorable weather conditions. It rained at the right times (i.e. late Jan/early Feb when the berries were still hard green, not triggering any mildew) and véraison was later than normal, extending the ripening period. The guys regret not making more of this wine.

The fruit was all hand-picked (of course) and was then fermented in three batches. Some of it fermented  destemmed in stainless steel for 5 days, some was fermented half destemmed/half whole cluster in stainless for 210 days, and the rest was fermented fully destemmed in a ceramic egg for 210 days.  After that period, 20% was put in stainless steel tanks for 12 months and 80% in season French barriques for 5 months before being blended to tank and bottled without fining or filtration and just a little morsel of sulfur.

Dave Geyer and Koen Janssens are the Yetti and the Kokonut. These two high-octane, talented young winemakers have partnered up to produce some truly original and thrilling wines from sustainable vineyards across South Australia. 

A friendship turned into a balanced wine making partnership, Yetti who manages the vineyards and Koko who does the sale side off the business. Together they make the wine.  Strongly believing that it all starts in the vineyard, Yetti and the Kokonut always farm, co farm or have a strong input into the vineyards they take fruit from. The name Yetti and the Kokonut comes form our nicknames given during vintage. These wines are colourful, flavourful and a little tongue in cheek. Best served with good friends and plenty of good vibes.

Koen calls this a “proper winter wine” but the jury thinks it could pair with any season. It’s got herbaceous, almost amaro hints on the nose. A smooth and soft lemon curds palate will lift your spirits on even the grayest of days.

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About the Winemaker

Dave Geyer and Koen Janssens are the Yetti and the Kokonut. These two high-octane, talented young winemakers have partnered up to produce some truly original and thrilling wines from sustainable vineyards across South Australia. 

A friendship turned into a balanced wine making partnership, Yetti who manages the vineyards and Koko who does the sale side off the business. Together they make the wine.  Strongly believing that it all starts in the vineyard, Yetti and the Kokonut always farm, co farm or have a strong input into the vineyards they take fruit from. The name Yetti and the Kokonut comes form our nicknames given during vintage. These wines are colourful, flavourful and a little tongue in cheek. Best served with good friends and plenty of good vibes.

Tasting Notes

Koen calls this a “proper winter wine” but the jury thinks it could pair with any season. It’s got herbaceous, almost amaro hints on the nose. A smooth and soft lemon curds palate will lift your spirits on even the grayest of days.

Pairings

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