Yalumba Distinguished Sites Paradox 2017

The Paradox is not what you might expect from a wine from the northern Barossa. It’s not the high octane, lots of new oak stereotypical northern Barossa Shiraz, but rather a softer, more gentle velvet-like and savory style of wine.

About the Vineyard

The northern area of the Barossa Valley has some of the oldest landscapes in the Barossa. At 200 million years old, these bed rocks have formed the soils in which the grape vines grow. It is also one of the early grape growing areas of the Barossa with many generational growers who are both traditional and attune to the needs of making their vineyards sustainable with modern viticultural thinking.

Wine Production

Matured for 10 months in French oak puncheons new (15%), balance 1 year and older.

Tasting Notes

Deep crimson in color with bright, brambly, berry aromas complemented by notes of cinnamon, black olive and pepper. A vibrant palate with loads of pomegranate and blackberry, it is silky and bright with fine, powdery tannins.

Food Pairing

Enjoy with wild mushroom ragù and creamy polenta or Asian style five-spice beef cheek with a fennel salad.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Barossa Valley
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.5 %
pH level
3.79
Acidity
5.8 g/L

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