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 Viognier depicts vine cuttings. Vine cuttings are the beginnings of a new vineyard, planted after careful sorting, grafting and bundling in our state of the art Yalumba Nursery.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
"When Yalumba first started making big noises about Viognier – over a decade ago – the wines they often produced were big, spicy, hedonistic, alcoholic numbers. This wine is reminiscent of those releases – with refinement. Indeed I’d argue this wine suggests how far Yalumba – and Australia – has come with Viognier. It’s just a good wine, no trumpets – but with a few signature flourishes. Ginger, stonefruits, fleshy white nuts, warm stewed apples. It’s big-ish but not burningly so. It’s not just another white white, it’s Viognier and proudly so. A wine like this has a real place in the Australian white wine drinking landscape. I probably should rate it higher."
Rating 89 - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, 15 October 2012
"Yalumba pioneered planting of viognier in SA. The front label of the Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2012 depicts vine cuttings for a new vineyard which were developed in Yalumba’s own nursery.
Winemaker Andrew La Nauze used indigenous yeast in the fermentation, then left the wine on yeast lees for a few months to increase complexity, creaminess and richness on the palate. This viognier reflects Yalumba’s experience with the variety. It evokes hints of honeysuckle and lychee. It is suitable for vegans and vegetarians."
Ross Noble, The Courier, 17 October 2012
"One of two Viognier tasted on the day, and this demonstrated the greater aromatic range - again without the shrillness that can be seen in some Viognier.
Full on apricot, hints of candy-like stonefruit and ginger present too. Fuller mouth-feel, unctuous, fresh - good acid, phenolics and more ginger spice notes that cling to the mouth. Good length and staying power. Another that punches above its weight in the Y Series range."
89 points - Stuart Robinson, The Vinsomniac (www.thevinsomniac.com), 17 October 2012
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale straw in colour.
The 2012 Y Series Viognier has aromas of honeysuckle, candied ginger and glacé pineapple that typify this exotic variety.
The palate is rich in texture and body thanks to wild yeast fermentation and ageing on lees, yet retains a refreshing quality that make it a pleasure to drink. Flavours to be found on the palate include fresh pineapple and lychee.