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Yetti & The Kokonut Mt. Savagnin McLaren Vale


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Vintage: 2019
Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
Viticulture: Biodynamic
Grape varieties: Savagnin

Yetti & The Kokonut Mt. Savagnin McLaren Vale starts with a whiff of salted cashew over ripe grapefruit, pineapple, and brown apple notes.

Song: Over the Mountain by Ozzy Osbourne

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About Yetti & The Kokonut Mt. Savagnin McLaren Vale

Yetti & The Kokonut Mt. Savagnin McLaren Vale starts with a whiff of salted cashew overripe grapefruit, pineapple, and brown apple notes.

What is better than one Aussie Savagnin? Two Aussie Savagnins! Dave and Koen cannot control themselves and embark with a new expression of McLaren Vale Savagnin from a 14-year-old biodynamically certified vineyard in Tatachilla, McLaren Vale. The vineyard straddles an old creek bed bringing just enough underground moisture to keep the vines happy and healthy and also with exposure to the sea for a cooling wind helping to keep mildew to a minimum. The boys nailed this vintage for both expressions, but the textural addition of a few days on skins coupled with being very oxidatively handled brings this vintage to another level.

The vinification is what separates these two elegant Savagnins, the Mt. Savagnin being picked a week earlier than ‘Metro’ and while it is skin-fermented, just not as long. Once in the winery, the Mt. Savagnin is entirely destemmed and sits on skins for five days resulting in structure, complexity, and a hint of oxidation. It was then pressed directly into 32hL French oak foudre to finish fermentation and topped up, closed down, and left to its own devices. It was bottled after six months without fining or filtration and a touch-up of sulfur.

About Yetti & The Kokonut

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 winemaking partnership, Yetti who manages the vineyards, and Koko who does the sales side of 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 from the nicknames given to the duo during one vintage of winemaking. These wines are colorful, flavorful, and a little tongue in cheek. Best served with good friends and plenty of good vibes.


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