Notes: Saffron, Ginger Apricot, Peach Lemon Honeysuckle Stone
Acidity: Medium -
Alcohol (%): 14
Origin: South Australia (Barossa, Claire & Eden Valley, McLaren Vale & More), Australia
Fermentation: Vegan Heavy Wood
Asian Food Pairing: Chinese pork dumplings with ginger and chilli oil, Pad Thai, Vietnamese crispy spring rolls
Western Food Pairing: Moroccan tajine and spiced cous cous, falafels, roast cauliflower
Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2020
Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier is a pure expression of this exotic variety. Opens with a gorgeous nose of fresh apricots, fresh white flowers and a hint of ginger. Long and silky palate with an alluring freshness, luscious and creamy texture. Tastes of apricot and peach with a hint of saffron, lemon citrus and stoney minerals.
100% Viognier. Yalumba has pioneered the growing and making of Viognier in Australia since their first vineyard plantings high in the Eden Valley in 1980. The grapes for this wine come from 11 separate blocks across 7 different vineyards, artfully blended together to create the final wine.
Fermentation and maturation for 10.5 months in older French oak barriques and puncheons.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
"Lovely perfume and aromatics-tropical yet dry and fresh. Tense and refined lemon curd palate with a creamy feel."
"Blend of grapes from six vineyards, 60% barrel fermented in old hogsheads. Ambient yeast. Aged on lees for 10 months."
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"Yalumba has been a longtime champion of Viognier Down Under. Unfortunately, 2020 was a difficult vintage and this bottling, while pleasant, falls somewhat short. There are hefty helpings of the variety's typical ripe-peach and white-floral notes, along with lychees, on the nose. The palate is creamy but with enough acidity to keep it fresh. But there's a slight chemical feel to the finish and a warmth from the 14% alcohol."