Yalumba Samuel's Collection Barossa Shiraz 2018

With 170 years of unbroken independence, Yalumba continues to make wine at its founder’s home estate under direction of the same family today. Samuel’s Collection honours Yalumba’s founder Samuel Smith, his spirit of independence and conviction to invest in the land and make great wine.

About the Vineyard

The growing season began with a wet winter and spring, providing plenty of water throughout the root zone for the vines to access. Spring and early summer temperatures were mild and below average, resulting in a long, even ripening period. Warm, dry days with cool nights during late summer and autumn were ideal for grape growing, producing grapes with a richness and purity of fruit, balanced with concentration of flavour.

Wine Production

The wild yeasts present on the grape skins were allowed to initiate fermentation and then cultured winery yeasts were added to complete the process. Different fermentation options allowed us to optimise each individual batch and promote excellent colour, rishness and texture. Matured for 10 months in 15% new French, Hungarian and American hogsheads, barriques & octaves, and the balance in old octaves,hogsheads and barriques. The result is a wine with excellent depth of colour and a rich generosity.

Tasting Notes

A moreish Barossa Shiraz that is approachable, full-bodied and fleshy. Deep and brooding with aromas of dark fruits, red spices, anise and ripe cherries, the palate flows with even texture towards a soft finish.

Food Pairing

Enjoy with sweet potato and black bean burgers or a lamb roast with all the trimmings.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Multiple
Soil composition
Barossa Vineyards
Elevation
300-1,500 feet
Average Vine Age
40 years
Total SO2
78
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
0-5 years
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Fining agent
Vegan
Type of aging container
Barriques, Octaves and Hogsheads
Type of oak
French, Hungarian and American
Length of aging before bottling
10 months
Certifying Organizations
ISO14001; Entwine Australia
Sustainability Certification
EPA Acredited Sustainability Licence
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.6
Residual sugar
0.4 g/L
Acidity
6.1 g/L
Dry extract
34.4 g/L

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