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  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

The Story

Yalumba 'The Virgilius' Eden Valley Viognier is Yalumba's most distinguished white wine and our premium Viognier offering. With more than 26 years of experience with this variety, Yalumba today is one of the most influential producers of viognier in the world. Clones: a chapter in Yalumba's viognier journey. Late 2005 saw the beginning of the planting of the first viognier clonal selections that had been propagating in the Yalumba Vine Nursery in the Barossa. Eight different clones were planted on the south eastern park of the Yalumba Eden Valley vineyard - the "Virgilius Vineyard" on Flaxmann Valley Road. This represents the most clonally diverse planting of viognier in Australia. Although it will be some years before these vines are able to produce grapes, and more years again before they are of suitable standard to go in The Virgilius blend, this is the next exciting stage in the Yalumba viognier journey.

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Hand-picked grapes, whole-bunch pressed directly to used French oak barriques. Indigenous yeasts, and aged on lees with regular bâtonnage for ten months.
Like the Pewsey Vale Contours Riesling, wonderfully aromatic, with pure Viognier intensity of apricot and floral notes. Deep and long with spice and sour freshness on the palate. Long finish. Perfect varietal expression – and so much more. (JH)

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Angaston, South Australia

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