Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2011 (12 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

Back in 1980, when Viognier was all but extinct in the world, Yalumba began an intriguing journey to become one of the most influential producers of Viognier in the world. When Yalumba began its love affair with this exotic Rhone varietal it was the slightly elevated slopes of Eden Valley, that were considered the ideal site for planting Viognier vines, becoming Australia’s first significant Viognier vineyard.

“Having worked with Viognier now for over 25 years we find the best results are achieved when we intervene as little as possible in the fermentation and aging process. Natural indigenous vineyard yeasts play a key role in allowing the flavours and textures to express themselves to the full.” Louisa Rose, Winemaker.

Region:
SA - Eden Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"There’s no question that the wizards at Yalumba have mastered this challenging variety more skilfully than anyone in the country, and they have worked their craft with special magic in 2011. A delightfully restrained and texture-focused vintage, with fine nuances of apricot kernel, ginger, white pepper and fennel. The palate is quite sophisticated, honed and poised with seamless focus and harmonious balance. "

94 points - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Edition 81, 10 August 2012

"Yalumba’s dance with Viognier has been a captivating display in recent vintages, and never has it massaged such delightful restraint and texture from the variety as it did in 2011. Fine nuances of apricot kernel, ginger, white pepper and fennel define a palate of honed sophistication and harmonious seamlessness."

Tyson Stelzer, Barossa Living, Spring 2012

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

The Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2011 is perfumed and luscious – displaying all the essence of the Viognier variety. It has pure aromas of apricot nectar, lifted honeysuckle and orange oil perfume.

Palate

The palate is long, rich and luscious, with intense stone fruit – particularly apricots – and finishing with an aromatic citrus freshness. This wine will continue to grow and develop in the bottle firstly showing enhanced apricots and spice, then after a couple of years

developing honey flavours and toast.

Food Matching

A wonderful food wine - try it with Moroccan Tagine.

Cellaring Potential

This wine will continue to grow and develop in the bottle, firstly showing enhanced apricot and spice flavours, before developing honey flavours and toast after approximately two years.

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Viognier
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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Red 5 Star Winery -James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Family-owned and run by Robert Hill Smith, Yalumba has long had a commitment to quality and has shown great vision in its selection of vineyard sites, new varieties and brands. It has always been a serious player at the top end of full-bodied (and full-blooded) Australian reds, and was the pioneer in the use of screwcaps. While its estate vineyards are largely planted to mainstream varieties, it has taken marketing ownership of viognier. However, these days its own brands revolve around the Y Series and a number of stand-alone brands across the length and breadth of SA. Yalumba has been very successful in building its export base. Exports to all major markets.

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