Yalumba Organic Viognier 2018

Located on the Murray River at Loxton, the Barich family property features a beautiful organic vineyard that produces wonderful Viognier. Since the 2011 vintage these grapes have been complemented by the Bassham family’s vineyard in Barmera. Meticulous hand detailed work in both vineyards ensures the grapes are in perfect condition when they are picked.

Made with organic South Australian grapes, this wine showcases the true varietal flavors and unique sites around South Australia in which the fruit grown. No oak is used and the wine goes through natural wild fermentation as well as wild malolactic fermentation. Very few additions are made to the wine – only what’s required to preserve the natural flavors.

About the Vineyard

Fruit is blended from four vineyards: The Barich family vineyard on the Murray River at Loxton, the Bassham family vineyard at Barmera, the Strachan Vineyard from Renmark, and the Yarra Vale Vineyard in Virginia. Meticulous hand detailed work in all vineyards ensures the grapes are in perfect condition when they are picked.

Wine Production

Made with organic winemaking techniques this wine was fermented with indigenous yeast and little intervention from the winemaker.

Tasting Notes

Lemon straw with green hues. The aroma is complex and funky. Lifted honeysuckle, lemon rind, apricot and peach aromas mix with hints of cashew and fresh pineapple. The palate is rich and textured – a luscious wine with layers of spice, citrus and apricot, showing the distinct Viognier varietal characters that persist through to the lovely fresh finish.

Food Pairing

Pair with red duck curry; pad Thai; or red lentil dhal with spinach.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Multiple Vineyards
Soil composition
Various - blend of South Australian Vineyards
Elevation
30-600 feet
Average Vine Age
15 years
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Viognier
Prefermentation Technique
1-4 days on solids before wild yeast start to ferment
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Malolactic fermentation
no
Fining agent
Vegan
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Certified Eco-Friendly Practices
USDA Certified Organic
Certified Vineyards
yes
Certifying Organizations
ISO14001; Entwine Australia; Australian Certified Organic
Sustainability Certification
EPA Acredited Sustainability Licence
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.0 %
pH level
3.5
Residual sugar
2.1 g/L
Acidity
5.0 g/L

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