Yalumba FSW8B Botrytis Viognier Barossa Valley Australia 2012 half bottle
- Brand Yalumba
- Bottle Size 37.5cl
- ABV 10.50%
- Vintage 2012
- Country Australia
- Country Region Barossa Valley
- Grape Variety Viognier
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Yalumba FSW8B Botrytis Viognier Barossa Valley South Australia has the intense flavours of the Viognier grape and opulent apricot, peach and spice notes.
Yalumba FSW8B Botrytis Viognier has an intense aroma of honeysuckle, musk and vanilla with tones of lemon thyme and ginger. The palate is long and luscious with opulent flavours of stone fruit and spice with a perfect balance delicately poised between sweetness and acidity. This finish is lingering and memorable.
A select patch of their Viognier vines are encouraged to grow a dense canopy reducing air flow and encouraging the infection by and growth of Botrytis cinerea. Botrytised grapes are difficult to press and several pressings are required to liberate all of the viscous nectar. Good quality juices are hard to ferment, so a special yeast strain is used to balance the ideal sugar levels, allowing the wine to find its natural balance.
The history of Yalumba goes back to 1849 when Samuel Smith set sail with his family for Adelaide and then onto Angaston to work for a fruit grower and where he planted his first vines. In 1852 he returned from the gold fields with enough money to buy additional land and plant more vines. This was the start of Yalumba, a wine producing company that continues to thrive and grow. In 1966 the first vintage of the eponymous wine The Signature Shiraz Cabernet blend was made honouring Samuel Smith at the heart of this family owned company.
In 1985 Robert Hill Smith took over as Managing Director, bought out all the other family shareholders, and insisted that the company major on growing grape varieties matched to terroir for which the company is renowned. In 1998 with the help of Louisa Rose Yalumba launched wines made from Viognier and she has become the worlds most influential Viognier winemaker.
Five generations and 160 years later Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature, that has made the Australia making it a wine success story.
Try it with tropical fruit desserts with citrus notes.
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