For the first time the Barossa Shiraz Viognier has been sourced entirely from Eden Valley Shiraz and Viognier vineyards. There is great diversity across the Eden Valley Shiraz vineyards and a wide range of styles is produced, from those with a much finer, subtle aromatic to those that are denser, fuller and much richer. What links them all together is an underlying finesse and purity, the hallmark of Eden Valley Shiraz. A small percentage of Eden Valley Viognier, either as grapes or juice was fermented with each batch of the Eden Valley Shiraz.
- SA - Eden Valley
- South Australia
"Yalumba was an Australian pioneer of viognier and of shiraz- viognier blends. It has always been a leader in quality too. This is a wine of restraint and balance and finesse - so it deserves to be served at the dinner table. In fact, Yalumba winemaker Louisa Rose tries to make all the Yalumba reds as if 'you've got a glass in one hand, and a piece of food in the other'. We like the sound of that, and like the taste of this. It tastes of kirsch, raspberries and toasty oak, and finishes with a delightful lick of licoricey tannin." Rating 4 stars, 90 Points, Drink 2009-2013, Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh, The BIG Red Wine Book 2009/10 1 June 2009
"Yalumba's credo of over-delivering at every price point finds good expression here. It's an attractive "berries and cream" style, given extra interest by whispers of florals and pepper. Smooth and lush with a lightly toasty touch, and supported by a firm backbone of tannins. Steak and kidney price would measure up perfectly."Ralph Kyte-Powell, Cuisine - Issue 47, July 2011
Winery Tasting Notes
This wine is deep red in colour
Sweet, fresh and fragrant aromatics of cherries, plums and bright red-currant fruits. Subtle spices and clove notes are present as are the floral hints of Viognier.
This is a medium to full bodied wine with red fruit flavours, fine spices and cloves. It is a rich and softly textured Shiraz with the subtle sweet textures of Viognier.
Try it with steak and mushroom pie.
Great to drink now, but will also reward 5-7 years in the cellar.