Barossa Region, Australia
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 “Yalunba” – 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 wine success story the envy of winemakers the world over.
Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2012 of quality wines salutes our proud history of viticulture and winemaking in South Australia. Significantly, the individual icons on each label reflect the labours, inventive thinking and aspirations of all at Yalumba. The Shiraz Viognier depicts the horse, a symbol of our past when they were the transport and tractor of Yalumba. Nowadays, we enjoy a day at the races watching magnificent thoroughbreds cross the finish line carrying our colours and money! A medium weight, generous mouthful of blueberries and Turkish delight.
The grapes for the 2012 Y Series Shiraz Viognier are sourced from our excellent resource of Shiraz and Viognier vineyards throughout South Australia.
Deep crimson in colour, this wine is an exotic mix of aromas – Turkish delight, cinnamon, black cherries and violets. Medium bodied to taste, Y Shiraz Viognier is packed full of rhubarb and spiced fruit cake, and finishes round and soft.
Match with sticky American style BBQ pork spare ribs.