Price:  £12.05 | Case Rate: £12.05
Ex Tax: £10.04

Yalumba - Y Series Pinot Grigio 2017

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Maker: Andrew La Nauze
  • Grape: Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
VS: 87 (2013) WS: 82 (2016) WE: 86 (2017) JH: 89 (2016)

Wine tasting notes

The Yalumba Y Series Pinot Grigio 2010 is refreshing and lively, bright straw in colour with green highlights. There is an appealing mix of fresh aromas including feijoa, orange blossom, nashi pear and wild honey and a floral lift reminiscent of jasmine and rose petal. The palate opens with layers of baked apple and pear skin flavours that are complemented by succulent acidity and oatmeal texture from wild fermentation and lees aging. Enjoy with anything and everything.

Winery Information

Yalumba

Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch ?Yalumba? ? aboriginal for ?all the land around?.Six generations and more than 150 years later Yalumba, Australia?s oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature,.. read more

Expert Reviews

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2013)87 pts

July '14 - Josh Raynolds - Light yellow. Spicy, ginger-accented citrus and orchard fruit aromas show good clarity and hint of white pepper. Dry and racy, offering light-bodied lemon and bitter quince flavors and a touch of anise. Finishes clean and nervy, with a repeating bitter edge.

Wine Spectator (2016)82 pts

Citrus and pear flavors mingle with a toasty accent and slightly coarse tannins.

Wine Enthusiast (2017)86 pts

This is a simple, citrusy stone-fruited sipper with something a little chemical, like lemon-scented furniture polish, swirling around. Nevertheless, the palate is balanced and dry with crisp acidity and very slight fruit weight.

James Halliday (2016)89 pts

Wild-fermented and vegan friendly' says the label, and the palate has more to say than many pinot grigios, especially at this price. There are spicy notes redolent of cinnamon, and a strong tactile grip to the fruit. Honeyed notes lurking in the background may develop over the next 12-24 months. Value+

Vinification Notes

Selective handpicking meant the grapes were picked at several passes through the vineyards to achieve optimal ripeness. The fruit was chilled overnight in small slotted bins and whole bunch pressing was used to minimise colour and tannin extraction from the pink skins, followed by oxidative handling to naturally remove any remaining colour. Fermentation proceeded on full solids, utilising yeasts indigenous to the vineyard. The wines were then left on their lees until blending in July, giving the final wine complexity and finesse.