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Yalumba Grenache Barossa Bush Vine 2008

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To maximise the blending options, all batches of Bushvine Grenache were fermented as separate parcels in 8 tonne open top stainless steel fermenters, utilising the Yalumba designed cap plunger for cap management. The natural or 'wild' yeasts present on the grape skins were allowed to initiate the sugar fermentation. Cultured winery yeasts were then added to complete this fermentation. This has resulted in a wine of greater complexity and individuality. Yalumba is extremely fortunate to have amongst its growers a resource of very old, gnarly bush vines which produce low yields of concentrated Grenache. A range of terroir can be seen across the different vineyards, from sandy soils to sandy loam to red-brown earth over red clay. This is a wine that opens with bright red fruits and spices with hints of violets and roses, plus some savoury complexity. On the palate, it shows richness and ripeness with textured layers of red and blueberry fruits and youthful structure.

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The Yalumba Wine Company:
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" – aboriginal for "all the land around&qu... Read more
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" – aboriginal for "all the land around". Six generations and more than 150 years later Yalumba, Australia's oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature, embodying all that has made the Australian wine success story the envy of winemakers the world over. Yalumba wines have a style all of their own and each have been influenced by a diverse range of elements. Elements Yalumba likes to call 'the controllables', such as the Yalumba Vine Nursery and on-site cooperage – as well as other factors that cannot be emulated by any other winery. Yalumba’s history and tradition combined with a reputation for innovation. Yalumba Announced Winestate Magazine Wine Company of the Year 2007 “Tradition, Loyalty and the spirit of Progress” Click here to download presenter. 'Our driving emotion is a responsibility to leave a legacy and a desire to make a difference' ROBERT HILL SMITH - Fifth generation Yalumba proprietor 'The Hill Smith family has always had a good eye for an exceptional vineyard site' ROBIN NETTELBECK - Viticulturist 'At Yalumba, no aspect of winegrowing or winemaking is left to chance' ALAN HOEY - Winemaker 'A winemaker's challenge is to add an individual element to each wine. We hope to provide enjoyable, multi-dimensional wines' BRIAN WALSH - Winemaker 'Articulating which wine style Yalumba does best is almost as difficult as asking a parent to name a favourite child' SAM HILL SMITH - Joint proprietor, gallery owner 'The journey of 'Rare & Fine' has been one of trial, error and learning and certainly a rewarding one' ROBERT HILL SMITH 'I am proud to be the 7th master cooper at Yalumba; it's a longstanding tradition and unique amongst today's winemakers' ANDREW BROAD - Master Cooper 'Admiration not imitation - this is undoubtedly the catch-cry of the Yalumba winemaker' ROBERT HILL SMITH 'Our work with Viognier is testament to our willingness and confidence to look to the future' LOUISA ROSE - Winemaker 'We are committed to minimising environmental impact for a sustainable, successful future' CECIL CAMILLERI - Environmental Manager 'Our goal is to be the finest independent Australian Winemaker and Wine Ambassador' ROBERT HILL SMITH Read less
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Very good. Smooth, light with berry flavors.


External Reviews for Yalumba Grenache Barossa Bush Vine

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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/07/2011

Bush Vine Grenache 2008 - Yalumba: Bush Vine Grenache 2008 - Rotwein von YalumbaDieser besondere Grenache stammt von 70 Jahre alten Rebstöcken, die in Buschform gezogen werden (bush vine).Im Glas zeigt sich ein mittelintensives Purpurrot. Sein Bukett verströmt ein komplexes Aroma von Pflaumen, Schokolade und Trüffel. Der Gaumen wird von Kräutern, Süßkirschen und Zimt berührt, ein kräftiger Rotwein mit mittelkräftigem Körper und frischer, aber gut eingebundener Säure. Die feinkörnigen und weichen Tannine geben dem Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache 2008 den letzten Schliff. Schöne Fruchtnoten begleiten auch das Finale. Schmeckt sehr gut zu Bohneneintopf, Filetsteak oder Schnittkäse.    Weingut: YalumbaLand: AustralienRegion: Eden ValleyRebsorte: GrenacheInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,75 g/lRestsüße: trockenLagerfähigkeit: 3 bis 5 JahreFassreife: in Barriques gereiftEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 bis 18°C Rotwein > Australien > Eden Valley



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To maximise the blending options, all batches of Bushvine Grenache were fermented as separate parcels in 8 tonne open top stainless steel fermenters, utilising the Yalumba designed cap plunger for cap management. The natural or 'wild' yeasts present on the grape skins were allowed to initiate the sugar fermentation. Cultured winery yeasts were then added to complete this fermentation. This has resulted in a wine of greater complexity and individuality. Yalumba is extremely fortunate to have amongst its growers a resource of very old, gnarly bush vines which produce low yields of concentrated Grenache. A range of terroir can be seen across the different vineyards, from sandy soils to sandy loam to red-brown earth over red clay. This is a wine that opens with bright red fruits and spices with hints of violets and roses, plus some savoury complexity. On the palate, it shows richness and ripeness with textured layers of red and blueberry fruits and youthful structure.

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