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
About the Vineyard
The Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz Viognier is sourced entirely from the Eden Valley region. In 2016, two Shiraz vineyards stood out for their style and elegance and are the components of the blend.
We utilise the skins only of the Viognier grapes by first separating most of the juice from the Viognier skins and then fermenting the remaining “sloppy” skins with select parcels of Shiraz grapes. This method of using skins on their own provides us with another dimension of aroma and texture which helps increase the flavor and complexity of this alluring wine. We introduce whole bunch fermentation, approximately 10% for this vintage, which adds an extra degree of complexity and intrigue to the wine. After fermentation all batches are drained, pressed and then racked to barrel for maturation. Matured for 14 Months in 23% new French oak hogsheads and barriques, balance in one year and older French oak hogsheads and barriques.
Impressively aromatic and perfumed showing cranberry, raspberry, spices and violets. Fresh red fruits and a mouth watering acidity showcase the brightness and coolness of Eden Valley. The palate, medium in depth retains the texture and sweet fruits that come with co-fermenting with Viognier.
Pair with pork belly with red cabbage, endive and walnut or Sicilian penne with roast tomatoes & eggplant.