Yalumba The Virgilius Viognier 2018
TROPHY WINNER & TOP GOLD 96 POINT RATED BAROSSA WINE SHOW & 97 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
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- 97 POINT RATED NED GOODWIN WINE COMPANION
- TROPHY WINNER BAROSSA WINE SHOW 2021
- 96 POINT RATED TOP GOLD TOP OF CLASS BAROSSA WINE SHOW 2021
- 95 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE THE REAL REVIEW
- 93 POINT RATED BOB CAMPBELL THE REAL REVIEW
- AUSTRALIA'S OLDEST FAMILY OWNED WINERY ESTABLISHED 1849
Pale gold with green highlights. Intense aromas of apricots, cardamom, white pepper and fresh ginger.Lifted ginger spice is layered on the palate with mineral, sourdough-like texture, apricots and almon savouriness. It is complex while at the same time shows purity and restraint that will unwind slowly in the glass and take the imbiber on a sensory journey.
97 Point Rated - Ned Goodwin Wine Companion
"A stellar viognier. A wine that fans of the northern Rhone, such as myself, increasingly hold in great esteem. A complete understanding of the physiological tendencies of the variety is apparent: a salubrious texture. Unafraid of viscosity, weight and phenolics. Then, the aroma! Apricot, orange blossom, cumquat, honeysuckle and crystalline ginger. Long, slippery and yet not out of hand. A gentle chew and impeccable oak management reining it all in across the seams. Very fine."
96 Point Rated - Barossa Wine Show 2021
95 Point Rated - Huon Hooke The Real Review
"Slightly reductive at first sniff, very fine and elegant yet very intense, with creamy lees notes and subtle varietal cues of apricot and spice. It's a superb wine of great flavour and balance, taking a while to emerge fully from its shell. Citrus notes on the palate. A polished and quite glorious viognier with the world at its feet."
93 Point Rated - Bob Campbell The Real Review
Barossa Wine Show 2021
Top Gold & Top Of Class
Barossa Wine Show 2021
A lovely, wet winter set the vines up well for a healthy start to the season. Spring was drier than average and the vines responded quickly, growing and flowering well and setting a good number of bunches. Summer saw warm, dry days with the important cool Eden Valley nights. These conditions ripen the grapes while maintaining freshness and natural acidity. The balmy Indian Summer of early
March helped finish ripening these perfectly balanced and flavoured grapes.
Handpicked Viognier grapes were whole-bunch pressed to mature French oak barrels, where they were fermented by ‘wild’ yeasts occurring naturally in the vineyard. These wild yeasts play a subtle yet important role in the development of the wine, creating layers of richness, complexity and fine textures.
Eden Valley, South Australia
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