Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz Viognier 2015
£145.72 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
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The Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz Viognier is sourced entirely from the
Eden Valley region. In 2015, three Shiraz vineyards stood out for their style
and elegance and are the components of the blend.
Traditionally, the Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz Viognier wines have been crushed and
fermented together as batches of Shiraz grapes each with a small percentage of Viognier
grapes. However, in addition to this method, in 2006 we began to utilise the skins only of
the Viognier grapes by first separating most of the juice from the Viognier skins and then
fermenting the remaining “sloppy” skins with select parcels of Shiraz grapes. This method
of using skins on their own provides us with another dimension of aroma and texture
which helps increase the flavour and complexity of this alluring wine. From 2015 we see
the introduction of whole bunch fermentation, approximately 10% for this vintage. This
is to add an extra degree of complexity and intrigue to the wine. After fermentation all
batches are drained, pressed and then racked to barrel for maturation.
The growing season for vintage 2015 began with consistent rainfall in the winter of 2014.
Spring remained warmer and drier than average and the vines were off to a healthy start
with bunch and berry size reduced. The reduced berry and crop size has produced grapes
of great aromatics and flavour. It was a long and relatively mild summer with very few heat
spikes and quite cool nights. These cool nights helped to retain the acidity and pristine
fruit flavours we seek in our Shiraz based wines.
2015 stylistically sees the Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz Viognier moving in a more
complex and refined direction. Impressively aromatic and perfumed showing cranberry,
raspberry, spices and violets. Fresh red fruits and a mouth watering acidity showcase the
brightness and coolness of Eden Valley. The palate, medium in depth retains the texture
and sweet fruits that come with co-fermenting with Viognier. This is not about brute
force, this is modern, svelte and balanced albeit in a slightly edgy direction. Pair with
twice cooked pork belly with red cabbage, endive and walnut or Sicilian penne with roast
tomatoes & eggplant.
winemaker: Kevin Glastonbury
region: Eden Valley
harvest date: 23rd February to 17th March
oak maturation details:
Matured for 15 Months in 22% new French oak
hogsheads and barriques, balance in one year and
older French oak hogsheads and barriques.
acidity: 6.4 g/l
SO2: 128 mg/l
cellaring : Cellar for the
medium term, 7 - 10 year
- Bottle Size
- Case Size
- 6 Bottles
- Eden Valley
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