The Yalumba Y Series of quality wines salutes our proud history of viticulture and winemaking in South Australia. Significantly, the individual icons on each label reflect the labours, inventive thinking and aspirations of all at Yalumba.
This Vermentino depicts the Ligurian bee, both of which are perfectly suited to the South Australian environment. Tireless creatures that have been exalted for the quality of their honey, bees ‘dance’ to communicate with the hive, a ritual replicated by our team at Yalumba.
The grapes were picked in the cool of the night to maximise freshness. They were crushed, de-stemmed and then gently pressed to extract pristine juice. The juice was settled then fermented cold to retain fruit flavours and fresh aromas. Two months of post ferment lees mixing has added to the texture and richness to the palate.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
"Quite a bit of noise about this variety with the Riverland looking to establish itself as a centre. Yalumba among the players though also sourcing grapes from Langhorne Creek. This cheapie is cleverly balanced, showing white apple and pear fruits with a dash of lemon gelato zing. A summertime special." 92 points -
Tony Love, taste.com.au, Top 100 Wines, November 2011
"Pale quartz; has a fragrant and flowery bouquet leading into a deliciously fresh lemon sherbet/lemon zest plate, and a bright finish. An amazing achievement to keep the yields under control in '11." 90 points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013, 17 July 2012
"Sub-$15 splendour! An exciting newcomer to the Y Series family, harvested early from two Renmark vineyards to produce a refreshingly low alcohol style, fermented cold to retain zippy lime zest accents and matured for two months on lees to build a finely textured palate. A perfect match for sushi, sashimi and any Asian seafood canapés. "90 points -Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Special Edition 62, 30 March 2012
Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Special Edition 62, 30 March 2012
"Grown somewhere in South Australia I think, most likely Riverland - an area that's doing well with these sorts of grapes. It's a new addition on the Y front. Light dry white with a little flint, fruit salad (pears in there) and citrus. It's light and energetic with an easy going and easy drinking appeal, but has a little class and excellent 'vinosity' at this price point. Not the biggest finish but who's counting. Wholly admirable."Gary Walsh, www.thewinefront.com.au, 18 October 2011
"The heat-loving white grape vermentino that thrives in such sunny Mediterranean locales as Provence and Sardinia is now proving itself to be a winner in Australia's warmer regions. Plantings have been frenetic over the last few years as winemakers twig to the variety's snapping-fresh, citrusy flavours - so deliciously captured in this wine. Yalumba have big plans for vermentino, too; it will join the company's popular, well-priced Y range later in the year."Max Allen, Gourmet Traveller Wine, June 2011
Winery Tasting Notes
A pale green straw in colour
The Yalumba Y Series Vermentino 2011 has prominent aromas of jasmine and white nectarine, complemented by lashes of cumquat and sandalwood.
The palate is fleshy and almost salty with grapefruit acidity and a textured finish, making this a very refreshing wine.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.