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Yalumba - Samuel's Collection Eden Valley Roussanne 2017

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: Eden Valley
  • Wine Maker: Louisa Rose
  • Grape: Roussanne
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Food Matching

Food Matching

Enjoy with wild mushroom and thyme risotto or pumpkin and ricotta ravioli with burnt butter and sage sauce.

Duty/Vat Paid
D: 90 (2019)

Wine tasting notes

Straw green in colour. Aromas are reminiscent of walking through wild flowers; camomile, lavender, wild rose and the suggestion of a nearby bee hive. The palate is silky yet defined, with white fleshed peach, vanilla custard and cumquat layered over fresh grapefruit acidity and a fine almond meal texture with lingering hints of honeycomb.

Winery Information

Yalumba

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

Expert Reviews

Decanter (2019)90 pts

Decanter Silver - Creamy but restrained offering, with quince and nuts bolstered by stone fruits, a twist of herbs and then a bitter almond finish.

Vinification Notes

The fruit was harvested in the cool of night and tipped directly into the press. Once pressed, the juice was placed into old French oak barriques for fermentation. Fermentation was performed by the wild yeast from the vineyard that are naturally present on the grapes. After fermentation, the barrels were topped and moved to a cool room where they spent the next 10 months at 40C. Regular bâtonnage helped to develop palate weight and add a creamy texture to the wine.