Cherry red in colour and wonderfully aromatic, displaying clove, strawberry, mint, rhubarb and curry leaf. A silky wine with a juicy palate of raspberry and cherry with svelte tannins, making this wine highly drinkable.
Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family owned winery founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, a British immigrant (he was a Master Brewer in England) and it is still owned by the Hill-Smith family today with their high reputation as an independent producer. Yalumba is an Aboriginal word for “all the land around”. The winery is situated in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, in a small town called Angaston - an hour north-east of Adelaide. The winery even has its own cooperage – the only one in Oz.. read more
The three varieties were harvested separately as they all ripen at different times during the growing season. The wine was fermented using the wild yeast indigenous to the vineyard. The Grenache was treated very gently, using small amounts of whole bunch ferment and the rest whole berry ferments at cooler temperatures to encourage a pretty bouquet. The Shiraz and Mataro were fermented warmer and the skins worked harder than the Grenache to assist with mid-palate weight, colour and tannin. The wine was matured for 11 months in new French oak hogsheads and puncheons (10%), balance in one year and older French, American and Hungarian oak hogsheads.