Yalumba Y Series Viognier is a pale gold with greenhues. The aroma offers intense white flowers and honeysuckle, with hints of apricot nectar. The palate is rich and very long and ripe, with citrus and tropical fruit flavors.
Wine Spectator: Fresh and expressive, packed with pineapple, pear and spice, smells sweet but finishes dry and silky. Drink now. 3,000 cases imported.
Throughout its history, Yalumba has been willing to take a risk and back its judgement on a new variety, a new style, or a new direction, without losing sight of traditional strengths. Nowhere is this more evident than in the winery’s pioneering work in Australia with the rare and alluring Rhone grape variety, Viognier.
The vine cuttings shown on the Yalumba Viognier label depict the Hill Smith family's ability to think outside the square in the quest for quality. Such risk-taking and daring to make a difference has put Yalumba ahead of the rest in the ever-changing world of wine.
|Wine Spectator: Bright and tangy, with floral and green berry flavors that linger on the citrusy finish. Drink now. 15,000 cases imported. -HS
|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”.
Five generations and 160 years later Yalumba,
Australia’s oldest family owned winery, has grown in size
and stature, embodying all that has made the Australian