Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz 2015

The Signature is a celebration of wine and people – more than 50 vintages, 50 names and 50 stories – encapsulated in one historic Cabernet & Shiraz. It is with great pleasure we release our 55th iteration of Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz – a superb 2015 vintage that honors Darrell Kruger

About the Vineyard

Vintage 2015 in the Barossa region has produced some excellent dense, concentrated and structured parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon, just perfect for The Signature. The Cabernet Sauvignon components were sourced from both the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley.

The majority of the Shiraz comes from vineyards located on 
Belvedere Road, approximately 1 km north of Nuriootpa on the Barossa Valley floor.  These blocks provide the Shiraz sweetness, fullness, depth and help to add many layers of 
complexity.

Wine Production

All parcels of fruit were fermented separately in either 8 tonne open fermenters or 6 tonne static potter fermenters.  Indigenous or 'wild' yeasts, naturally present on the grape skins initiated the alcoholic fermentation.  Cultured winery yeasts are then added to ensure that the fermentation is fully complete. These 'wild' ferments have helped contribute individual complexities to the wine, creating richness and fine textures.

Tasting Notes

Classic Signature aromatics of red cedar, currants and cranberries then shows the tight framework of black fruits of plums and cherries then tobacco and graphite to finish.

The palate has depth of flavour with lashings of Barossa currants and plums this is weighty and full bodied, powerful and imposing, dense but composed wine. Attractive and confident in its tannin structure with a touch of austerity on the finish.

Food Pairing

Pair with beef fillet with beetroot and horseradish or a vegan BBQ pinto bean burger patty with mushrooms, soy sauce, black pepper and molasses.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Multiple Vineyards
Soil composition
Barossa Vineyards
Elevation
300-1,500 feet
Average Vine Age
35 years
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% 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
Barriques and Hogsheads
Type of oak
French, Hungarian 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
3.5
Residual sugar
0.5 g/L
Acidity
6.6 g/L

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