Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz Viognier 2018

Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz Viognier 2018

  • £28.00
    Unit price per 
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz Viognier

Region: Eden Valley, Australia

Vintage: 2018

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: Shiraz Viognier

ABV: 14.5%

Impressively aromatic and perfumed showing purple fruits, violets and dark cherries.
A fragrant, seductive and alluring wine, it is smooth, fleshy, spicy and balanced with a long finish. Pair with lamb en croute, redcurrant sauce and watercress salad or spicy Thai peanut sauce over roasted sweet potatoes and rice.

The Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz Viognier is sourced entirely from the Eden Valley region. In 2016, two Shiraz vineyards stood out for their style and elegance and are the components of the blend.

In 1847 a 37-year-old brewer called Samuel Smith left his home in Wareham, Dorset with his wife Mary and their four children. Boarding a simple three-masted barque they left Plymouth and began the long and arduous journey to Australia, arriving in Port Adelaide. From there they trecked north to Angaston where Samuel took a job as a gardener. It was arguably this brave decision to start a new life in a remote and distant land, together with the hardship that they endured, that formed the strong sense of family unity that has been the bedrock of the family business ever since. In 1849 he started the wine farm that would grow over the next 5 generations to become one of Australia’s leading wineries, with a winemaking culture that is internationally recognised and respected. To embrace the native culture, Samuel decided to adopt a local name for his farm, calling it “Yalumba” meaning “all the country around’’ in the indigenous Peramangk language.