Yalumba Viognier Eden Valley the Virgilius 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

A small percentage of the fruit harvested for this 2007 wine was taken from the new Viognier clonal vineyard plantings, a program which Yalumba has pioneered for 10 years. The inclusion of these clones is yet another milestone in the Yalumba Viognier journey. After harvest about 60% of the fruit was gently pressed directly to barrels, the rest to a stainless steel tank. The juice was handled with passive oxidation, allowing the wine to ferment with indigenous yeasts, natural to the vineyard. The wine was left on lees, which with regular batonage for 10 months, increased the complexity and creaminess of the wine and further heightened the palate weight. The wine is pale gold in colour with green highlights, with a nose displaying aromas of apricot nectar, lifted honeysuckle and orange oil perfume. The palate is long, rich and luscious with intense stone fruit flavours, particularly white peach and apricot, finishing with an aromatic citrus freshness.

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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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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
07/04/2009

Tasted this today at Marche Bacchus and had to take a bottle home. It's a great white for hot summer days. Great apricot, pear and floral flavors. Very smooth and nice.


Snooth User: superwinetier
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3.00 5
08/08/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Yalumba Viognier Eden Valley the Virgilius

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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/17/2010

The Virgilius Viognier 2007 - Yalumba: The Virgilius Viognier 2007 - Weißwein von YalumbaEin herrlicher Wein. Im Glas ein Goldgelb mit grünen Reflexen. Der Yalumba The Virgilius Viognier 2007 verströmt ein intensives Bukett von Rosenwasser, weißem Pfirsich, Aprikosen und Muskatnuss. Am Gaumen lassen sich komplexe Noten von gelben Früchten wie Aprikose und weißer Pfirsich erschmecken, eine schöne Ingwerwürze wird komplettiert durch einen mineralischen Anklang am mittleren Gaumen. Ein sehr sanfter und weicher Weißwein mit lang anhaltendem Finale. Ganz wunderbar zu Meeresfrüchterisotto, Safranrisotto, Wachteln, Brie oder Gouda.Weingut: YalumbaLand: AustralienRegion: Eden ValleyRebsorte: ViognierInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,25 g/lRestsüße: 0,75 g/lLagerfähigkeit: 2 bis 4 JahreFassreife: Ausbau in Stahltanks und in Barriques gereiftEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 8°C Weißwein > Australien > Eden Valley



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A small percentage of the fruit harvested for this 2007 wine was taken from the new Viognier clonal vineyard plantings, a program which Yalumba has pioneered for 10 years. The inclusion of these clones is yet another milestone in the Yalumba Viognier journey. After harvest about 60% of the fruit was gently pressed directly to barrels, the rest to a stainless steel tank. The juice was handled with passive oxidation, allowing the wine to ferment with indigenous yeasts, natural to the vineyard. The wine was left on lees, which with regular batonage for 10 months, increased the complexity and creaminess of the wine and further heightened the palate weight. The wine is pale gold in colour with green highlights, with a nose displaying aromas of apricot nectar, lifted honeysuckle and orange oil perfume. The palate is long, rich and luscious with intense stone fruit flavours, particularly white peach and apricot, finishing with an aromatic citrus freshness.

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