Yalumba Distinguished Sites Hand Picked

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Wine Description

Showcasing the coolness of the Eden Valley high country, the Distinguished Site Hand Picked Shiraz and Viognier is a super smooth wine that heralds Shiraz first and foremost

Yalumba Clocktower
Yalumba Cooperage
Yalumba Vineyard
Yalumba Barrel Room
Yalumba Museum
Robert and Jess Hill-Smith
Winemaker, Louisa Rose
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“Fresh plum, cherry and red licorice flavors show an herbal edge, with rye toast and a dash of marmalade. The tannins are thick and appealing, lingering on the finish, accented by whiffs of smoke, sandalwood and black tea. Shiraz and Viognier.”
— Wine Spectator, Apr 2020
“The tarry, olive-scented 2016 Hand Picked Shiraz + Viognier requires a bit of time in the glass to open up and show notes of blackberries and spice. It's full-bodied and firm on the palate, with a finish lined by dusty tannins and hinting at cracked pepper and clove. I suspect this is a bit closed at the moment; give it a splash in a decanter and drink it now through 2028.”
— Wine Advocate, May 2020
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Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name
Multiple Vineyards
Soil composition
Eden Valley Vineyards
750-1,500 feet
Average Vine Age:
80 years
Certifying Organizations:
ISO14001; Entwine Australia
Sustainability Certification:
EPA Acredited Sustainability Licence
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Winemaking & Aging
Prefermentation Technique:
1-3 days on skins pre fermentation before wild yeast start to ferment
Varietal composition:
98 % Shiraz, 2% Viognier
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Malolactic fermentation:
Fining agent:
Type of aging container:
Barriques and Hogsheads
Type of oak:
Length of aging before bottling:
17 months
Age of Aging Container:
15 months
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Analytical Data
pH level:
6.5 g/L
14.5 %
Residual sugar:
0.4 g/L