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Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz Viognier 2015


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£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.

WINEMAKING

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.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

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.

TASTING NOTES

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

ph: 3.47

SO2: 128 mg/l

Alc/Vol: 13.5%

cellaring : Cellar for the

medium term, 7 - 10 year

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Data sheet

Vintage
2015
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Eden Valley

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