Yalumba The Octavius Shiraz 2015

Signifying Yalumba’s commitment to Barossa Shiraz, this is a truly individual wine, handcrafted, handmade and matured in fine French oak and Yalumba coopered American octave barrels. These unique barrels, which offered inspiration for the wine’s name, are just one of the many harmonious components in the symphony that is Yalumba The Octavius Shiraz.

About the Vineyard

Sourced 61% from Eden Valley and 39% from Barossa Valley with an average vine age of 100 years. The Eden Valley Shiraz provides the exotic aromatics and seamless palate structure, while the Barossa Valley Shiraz provides richness, density and concentration.

Wine Production

The growing season began with consistent rainfall
throughout winter. Spring remained warmer and drier
than average and although bunch and berry size was
reduced the vines were off to a healthy start. The reduced
berry and crop size has produced grapes of great aromatics
and flavour. A long and relatively mild summer with quite
cool nights helped to retain acidity and pristine fruit
flavours in the Shiraz. Matured for 22 Months in 21% new French and American oak Octaves, balance in older  French Barriques, Hogsheads and American Octaves.

Tasting Notes

A very deep red in colour. Vibrant aromas of dark cherries,
aniseed and licorice, distinctive and seductive with exotic
spices and espresso coffee. The dark berry fruit palate is rich
and powerful, yet gently evolving, with a classy restrained
elegance, displaying silky raspberry, damson plum and
sweet blackberry fruits. A wonderfully balanced wine
with beautiful tannins.

Food Pairing

Double decant and enjoy alongside a classic steak and kidney pie or lentil, sweet potato and chickpea stew.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Multiple Vineyards
Soil composition
Barossa Vineyards
Elevation
300-1,500 feet
Average Vine Age
100 years
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Shiraz
Prefermentation Technique
1-3 days on skins pre fermentation before wild yeast start to ferment
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
20 months
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Fining agent
Vegan
Type of aging container
Octaves, Barriques and Hogsheads
Type of oak
French and American
Length of aging before bottling
22 months
Certifying Organizations
ISO14001; Entwine Australia
Sustainability Certification
EPA Acredited Sustainability Licence
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.5
Residual sugar
0.5 g/L
Acidity
6.5 g/L

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