Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz Viognier 2016

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6 bottle(s) at £24.29 per bottle.
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Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz Viognier 2016

Showcasing the cooler
climate of the Eden
Valley high country.
A smooth and
sophisticated Shiraz with
beautiful aromatics that
come from the addition
of the exotic Viognier
varietal.
James Halliday: 94/100

Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz Viognier 2016

The Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz Viognier is sourced entirely from the
Eden Valley region. In 2016, two 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 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
skins with select parcels of Shiraz grapes. This method of using skins on their own provides
us with another dimension of aroma and texture that increases the flavour and complexity
of this alluring wine. 2015 we introduced whole bunch fermentation, approximately
15% for this vintage, adding 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
A moderate winter led to a warm and dry spring, which resulted in a healthy start to the
growing season. This moderate weather continued into summer until the end of January,
when approximately 25mm of rain fell throughout the Barossa. The rain was welcomed
and gave the vines a much needed drink to finish off ripening the grapes. The warm days
during summer and autumn were mediated by cool nights, leading to great acid retention
and pristine fruit flavours being exhibited in all of our Eden Valley red wines.
TASTING NOTES
Impressively aromatic and perfumed showing purple fruits, violets and dark cherries.
A fragrant, seductive and alluring wine, it is smooth, fleshy, spicy and balanced with a
long finish. Pair with lamb en croute, redcurrant sauce and watercress salad or spicy Thai
peanut sauce over roasted sweet potatoes and rice.

More Information
Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2016
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