Yelland & Papps is the label from Susan Yelland and Michael Papps whom have been producing wines in the Barossa Valley since 2005. Their Vin de Soif from the 2012 vintage is a blend of 65% grenache and 27% mourvedre with the balance made up by shiraz (5%) and carignan (2%). It’s a deep ruby colour in the glass, with aromatics of fresh spices, plums and red and black blackberries. The palate has medium length, the acid shows a bit and the flavours are primarily expressions of red plums, redcurrant and some blackberries. It lacks heaviness but is warming. The tannins are soft, and there’s a savoury character that’s of interest. This is a food wine and comes together harmoniously to cut through and balance a plate of freshly made pasta with olive oil.