Yalumba 2008 Organic Riverland Viognier
The aroma is intense white flowers—particularly honeysuckle and apricot nectar, with hints of freshly turned earth. This wine exhibits the typical Viognier texture—silky, rich and luscious with a lovely fresh finish. The palate is rich and long, with citrus and tropical fruit flavours. Great drinking now, with careful cellaring, this wine will continue to show the generous Viognier flavours and textures for at least 2—3 years.
The 2008 vintage was a time of extremes and presented our winemakers with many challenges. Despite the continuing drought and limited water, February brought dry, mild and stable vintage condition which was perfect for maintaining the flavours and natural acids in the grapes. Fortunately our grapes were well and truly harvested before the record heat wave commenced on March 10. The wine is made using organic winemaking techniques, fermented with indigenous yeast and with very little intervention from the winemaker.
Winemaker Louisa Rose
Harvested: February 11 & 22, 2008
Total Acid 4.8
Cellaring Drink now - 2 to 3 years
Suitable for vegetarians & vegans
Gold Medal : 2009 Australia / New Zealand Organic Wine Show