Shiraz Viognier Eden Valley South Australia
Yalumba have nurtured the finest Eden Valley vineyards for decades, Distinguished Sites are a family of exceptional wines. Yalumba now boast some of the most significant Viognier plantings in the world. Shiraz from two choice sites stood out for their elegance and style, to be vinified with small volumes of Viognier for the construct of a highly perfumed red wine in the style of a Côte Rôtie. Viognier adds an extra dimension and a wonderful fragrance to the bouquet. Assembled from the finest barrels, unique in style and rich in concentrated fruit.
Sourced exclusively from Valley Eden, select parcels of hand picked Shiraz and Viognier have been crushed and co-vinified together in open fermenters, utilising the Yalumba designed cap plunger to control colour and tannin extraction. Natural indigenous yeast ferments have added a degree of wild complexity. The big difference with this wine is the handling of Viognier skins. By separating the juices from skins and fermenting with select parcels, the skins have provided more powerful aromas and texture, contributing another dimension of flavour and complexity to the finished wine. Matured twenty months in a combination of seasoned and new French and Hungarian oak hogsheads and barriques.
Deeply red in colour with purple hues. A warm bouquet showing florals and bright blueberry, coffee and cedar, anise and a subtle aromatic sweetness from the Viognier. A wine of purity, fineness and texture, the palate is medium to full bodied and beautifully weighted, packed with dark fleshy cherry fruits and anise notes, finishing on a length of powdery tannins.