About This Wine
Yalumba has come a long way since its founding in 1849.
That year, Samuel Smith, a British brewer, took his family to Australia in search of a new way of life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the south-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting grapevines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch “Yalumba,” Aboriginal for “all the land around.”
Five generations and 160 years later, Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family-owned winery, crafting wines with a style all of their own, each influenced by a diverse range of elements Yalumba likes to call “the controllables” — things such as the Yalumba Vine Nursery and on-site cooperage.
While Yalumba makes a wide range of wines, Viognier has become a specialty. The 2010 bottling from South Australia’s Eden Valley is perfumed and luscious, and should continue to evolve nicely for a few years. But when the wine is this good, why wait?
Rare grape of France's Rhone valley. Produces a floral, full-bodied spicy wine. Yields vary widely and it's hard to grow in other places.
- Grape Composition:100% Viognier
- Grape Source:Eden Valley Growing Area of South Australia
- Aromas & Flavors:Apricot Nectar, Orange Oil, Honeysuckle and Citrus
- Aging Vessels:Previously Filled French Oak Barriques & Puncheons for 60% of the Blend
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing SuggestionMoroccan fare, or spiced duck.