Yalumba 2008 Organic Riverland Viognier



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Winery/Brand: Yalumba


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 Story

Located on the Murray River at Loxton the beautiful vineyard of Tony & Pam Barich produces some wonderful Viognier fruit. Meticulous hand detailed work in the vineyard ensures the grapes are in perfect condition when they are picked.

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.

Vintage Information
Winemaker Louisa Rose
Harvested: February 11 & 22, 2008
Oak: nil
Alc/Vol 14.5%
Total Acid 4.8
pH 3.39
Cellaring Drink now - 2 to 3 years
Suitable for vegetarians & vegans

Gold Medal : 2009 Australia / New Zealand Organic Wine Show

The Specs

RegionSouth Australia
PackagingGlass Bottle