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Yalumba Ï¿½y� Series Chardonnay South Australia 2006

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An early heatwave in January caused some initial concern in the lead up to vintage 2006. However its only effect was to bring on flavour ripeness earlier than usual. As soon as the heat disappeared, the grapes were ready to harvest and the remainder of January and February remained mild and dry. Sangiovese is the most widely grown variety in Italy, and arguably best known as the basis for the red wines of Tuscany and Chianti. Sangiovese wines typically are medium bodied red wines, with aromas and flavours of cherries and spice with floral overtones. A wonderful food wine, this Sangiovese shows all the cherry fruit and spice, but made as a rosé style - light in body and fresh for current drinking.

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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

Member Reviews for Yalumba Ï¿½y� Series Chardonnay South Australia

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Snooth User: cookypuss1
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3.50 5
07/07/2008

I liked this Rose! It's very light-bodied, so would be nice as an aperitif, with your appetizer course, or just for sipping all day. I liked the minerality of this wine, as it really balanced the berries on the palate. Excellent choice for the price.


External Reviews for Yalumba Ï¿½y� Series Chardonnay South Australia

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Source: Salute! Wine Market
02/12/2009

With a fine ruby colour, Yalumba Y Series Sanviovese Rose 2006 has exoticaromas of raspberries, strawberries and cream with notes of lilac and violets,all with a minerally edge. A succulent mouth feel is enhanced by flavours ofstrawberry, rhubarb and cinnamon. It opens to a fine dense body of wine witha soft texture that is long and beautifully balanced.A wonderful fresh wine for current drinking, try serving it slightly chilled. Aperfect complement to a wide range of cuisine, or as a refreshing glass of wineon its own.



An early heatwave in January caused some initial concern in the lead up to vintage 2006. However its only effect was to bring on flavour ripeness earlier than usual. As soon as the heat disappeared, the grapes were ready to harvest and the remainder of January and February remained mild and dry. Sangiovese is the most widely grown variety in Italy, and arguably best known as the basis for the red wines of Tuscany and Chianti. Sangiovese wines typically are medium bodied red wines, with aromas and flavours of cherries and spice with floral overtones. A wonderful food wine, this Sangiovese shows all the cherry fruit and spice, but made as a rosé style - light in body and fresh for current drinking.

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