Located on the Murray River at Loxton the Barich Family have a beautiful organic vineyard producing some wonderful viognier. They have been joined since the 2011 vintage by the Bassham Family of Barmera who have been producing viognier of a high quality for Yalumba for some time but have only recently been Certified Organic. Meticulous hand detailed work in both vineyards ensures that the grapes are in perfect condition when they are picked.
This wine is made with Organic Winemaking techniques with very little winemaking intervention.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
"...It sits right between the Y Series Viognier 2012 and Eden Valley Viognier 2012 expressions in terms of quality and that’s how it has been priced.
Orange blossom and tangerine compliment the usual suspects and provide that extra bit of charm. There’s still plenty of apricoty, peachy, musky flavour with liberal ginger and cinnamon spice. Some savoury lees derived notes. It’s a mouthful and there could perhaps be more definition to the suety feel of the wine but ultimately it is a fulfilling exploration of the full-bodied Platonic form of the variety. I’m wavering between 89 and 90 but I’ll take the latter as it is a good enough Viognier to bring some of the more open-minded into the fold."Jeremy Pringle, Wine Will Eat Itself, 29 May 2013
"Yalumba's entry-level viognier - pure and apricot-like, complemented by a smooth texture and fresh, dry finish."88 points - Chris Shanahan, Canberra Times, 19 June 2013
Winery Tasting Notes
This wine is pale straw with green hues
An aroma of white flowers, jasmine and honeysuckle, fennel and ginger.
The palate is creamy, rich and long with flavours including fresh apricot nectar and star fruit, leading into a succulent mid palate with bright citrus flavours and Asian five spice on the finish.