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Yalumba Shiraz Blend Y Series Shiraz/Viognier 2008

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In an era when consolidation seems an unstoppable force and Australian wine is becoming ever more corporate, Yalumba’s steadfast independence as Australia’s oldest family-owned winery is to be applauded. Robert Hill Smith is the fifth generation in charge since the winery’s foundation in 1849, and he manages a company that boasts independence not just of ownership, but also in many aspects of production. For example, Yalumba has its own nursery and cooperage, so all the vines and barrels used are guaranteed to be of top quality. The grapes for this blend were sourced from various vineyard regions within dryland South Australia. The Shiraz and Viognier grapes were co-fermented in both large static potters and rotary fermenters. Warm temperatures at the onset of fermentation and an average of three to five days post-ferment maceration have aided in extracting soft fleshy tannins and building palate structure. This wine is deep purple red in colour with the nose showing initial aromas of violets and sweet berry fruits, mixed with the subtle fragrance of apricot and musk. The palate is stylish and approachable, showing sweet berry mid-palate fruits with a soft even texture and fine finish.

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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 Shiraz Blend Y Series Shiraz/Viognier

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Snooth User: admiral44
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3.00 5
06/12/2010

Nice deep garnett and brick color. Aromas of leather, smoke, tobacco, plum, and blueberry. Good shiraz flavors of mint, black pepper, and plum. Not bad for the price.


Snooth User: litgo
49812227
4.00 5
04/30/2011

Introduced this wine to a small gathering of friends with no fanfare. Each and everyone enjoyed it as a sipping wine and all agreed that it was smooth with a great finish.


Snooth User: petian
63132711
3.50 5
11/05/2010

Fresh raspberry aroma an flavor, with high mineralization and a nice brick color.


External Reviews for Yalumba Shiraz Blend Y Series Shiraz/Viognier

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Yalumba Y Series Shiraz & Viognier 2008: empf. Trinktemperatur 16°C, in Barriques gereift (9 Monate), lagerfähig 3 - 5 Jahre ab Jahrgang, Jahrgang: 2008Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Eden ValleyWeingut: YalumbaRebsorte: Shiraz, ViognierRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 6,25 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 % Rotwein


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
04/29/2010

Y Series Shiraz & Viognier 2008 - Yalumba : Y Series Shiraz / Viognier 2008 - Rotwein von YalumbaEin undurchdringliches Purpurrot funkelt im Glas. Die Nase wird von einem betörenden Bukett erfreut, welches an reife, süße Beeren erinnert. Das facettenreiche Aromenspiel wird um Gewürznelken und Anis erweitert. Am Gaumen dominieren dann reife Pflaumen, Lakritz und Pfeffer. Mit seinem saftigen, aber auch würzigen Geschmack begeistert der Y Series Shiraz & Viognier 2008 im Mund und präsentiert einen mittelkräftigen Körper mit einer gut eingebundenen frische Säure. Das Finale ist schön fruchtig und mit einem warmen Nachhall.Besonders delikat ist er zu Filetspitzen mit Champignons oder Entenkeule mit Schattenmorellensauce.Weingut: YalumbaLand: AustralienAnbauregion: Eden ValleyRebsorte: Shiraz, ViognierInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,25 g/lRestsüße: trockenFassreife: in Barriques gereift (9 Monate)Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 °CLagerfähigkeit: 3-5 Jahre ab Jahrgang Rotwein > Australien > Eden Valley


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
04/28/2010

The partnering of Shiraz and Viognier is a proven synergy, expressing the complexity of Shiraz with the aromatics and subtlety of Viognier. Bright and youthful, this wine is deliciously spicy, savoury and silky.



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In an era when consolidation seems an unstoppable force and Australian wine is becoming ever more corporate, Yalumba’s steadfast independence as Australia’s oldest family-owned winery is to be applauded. Robert Hill Smith is the fifth generation in charge since the winery’s foundation in 1849, and he manages a company that boasts independence not just of ownership, but also in many aspects of production. For example, Yalumba has its own nursery and cooperage, so all the vines and barrels used are guaranteed to be of top quality. The grapes for this blend were sourced from various vineyard regions within dryland South Australia. The Shiraz and Viognier grapes were co-fermented in both large static potters and rotary fermenters. Warm temperatures at the onset of fermentation and an average of three to five days post-ferment maceration have aided in extracting soft fleshy tannins and building palate structure. This wine is deep purple red in colour with the nose showing initial aromas of violets and sweet berry fruits, mixed with the subtle fragrance of apricot and musk. The palate is stylish and approachable, showing sweet berry mid-palate fruits with a soft even texture and fine finish.

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