Yalumba Rare & Fine The Octavius 2016

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

A moderate winter lead into a warm, dry spring giving a somewhat sedate start to the growing season. This weather continued into summer until the end of January when 25mm of rain fell. The rain was welcomed and gave the vines the drink they needed to finish off ripening the grapes. The warm days during summer and autumn were mediated by cool nights, leading to great concentration and length of flavor. Matured for 22 Months in 28% new French barriques and hogsheads, balance in older French Barriques, Hogsheads and 1+ year American Octaves.

Tasting Notes

A very deep purple, red in color. This wine showcases Shiraz with its depth of Barossa Valley and the alluring, aromatic freshness of Eden Valley. Vibrant aromas of dark cherries, anise and red raspberry. A distinctive wine with richness and dark berry, fruit compote palate. Perfectly balanced, elegant and refined.

Food Pairing

Enjoy with beef filet, roast beetroot and horseradish, or Korean fried cauliflower.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Barossa
Vineyard name
Multiple Vineyards
Elevation
300-1,500 feet
Average Vine Age
100 years
Year vineyard planted
1936
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
28% New, 72% 1+ year and older
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
14.5 %
pH level
3.52
Acidity
6.8 g/L

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