Yalumba 2007 Organic Riverland Viognier
The wine is a pale gold with green hues. The aroma is intense white flowers - particularly honeysuckle and apricot nectar. The palate is rich and long, with citrus and tropical fruit flavours. This wine exhibits the typical Viognier texture-silky, rich and luscious with a fresh finish.
The 2007 vintage was challenging. The drought presented a number of viticultural challenges, numerous frosts and cold weather through winter and spring resulted in very low crops. A couple of days of welcome rain fell in late January, and this lessened the stress in the vineyard, allowing the grapes to ripen without presenting any disease problems. Made with organic wine techniques this wine was fermented with indigenous yeast and little intervention from the winemaker. Great drinking now, with careful cellaring, this wine will continue to exhibit the generous Viognier flavours and textures for 2-3 years.
Winemaker Louisa Rose
Harvested February 2007
Treatment No oak
Total Acid 5.1
Cellaring Drink now - 2 to 3 years
Suitable for vegetarians & vegans
Best White Wine & Gold Medal : 2008 Australia / New Zealand Organic Wine Show
The Australia & New Zealand Organic Wine Show 2008 announced Yalumba Organic Riverland Viognier 2007 the Trophy and Gold Medal Winner for Best White Wine, Class 4 – Other White Varietals. Winemaker Louisa Rose says “for our Organic Viognier to be recognised amongst such peers is testament to the dedication and foresight of growers Tony and Pam Barich, who established their Viognier vineyard in Loxton more than ten years ago, which is certified organic.”