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Yalumba Tempranillo Blend Barossa Tempranillo-Grenache-Viognier Hand-Picked 2006

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It would have been hard to have planned a more perfect Barossa Valley vintage than 2006. After a wet Spring by early summer the vines were healthy and strong, and set good conservative crops. Warm days but a lack of any heat spikes in February, combined with cool nights meant that the vines, under no stress, accumulated sugars and flavours quickly. This wine is a lively purple red in colour. The aroma is floral - rose petals and raspberries with a hint of nutmeg. The palate has gravelly tannins and long black cherry flavours that are made silky by the cofermentation with Viognier and spicy with the addition of Grenache. Drinks superbly now, but look for it to develop some classic aged savoury flavours over the next five years.

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Varietal: Tempranillo
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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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External Reviews for Yalumba Tempranillo Blend Barossa Tempranillo-Grenache-Viognier Hand-Picked

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Vintage: 2005 04/30/2010

Yalumba HP Tempranillo Grenache Viognier 2005 and all other wine from Yalumba are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Australia and across the globe.



It would have been hard to have planned a more perfect Barossa Valley vintage than 2006. After a wet Spring by early summer the vines were healthy and strong, and set good conservative crops. Warm days but a lack of any heat spikes in February, combined with cool nights meant that the vines, under no stress, accumulated sugars and flavours quickly. This wine is a lively purple red in colour. The aroma is floral - rose petals and raspberries with a hint of nutmeg. The palate has gravelly tannins and long black cherry flavours that are made silky by the cofermentation with Viognier and spicy with the addition of Grenache. Drinks superbly now, but look for it to develop some classic aged savoury flavours over the next five years.

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