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August 16, 2021

Weekly Online Offer for Aug 16/21

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 10:56 am

Author: Dirk Chan

Our online feature this week is the 2019 2020 Yalumba Y Series Viognier (Eden Valley, Australia) – $16.49 regularly $19.99).

Yalumba is Australia’s most historic family-owned winery, located in the heart of the Barossa Valley. “Yalumba” is the indigenous Australian word for “all the land around”. Dating back to 1849, it is Australia’s oldest family-owned winery.

Yalumba has pioneered the growing and making of Viognier in Australia. In 1980 the first commercial vines were planted in the Eden Valley and since then we have had nearly 40 years of viticultural and winemaking experience working with this alluring variety. Sourced from a number of grape growing regions, the criteria for grapes to go into this wine is that they show the classic Viognier flavours and aromas of white flowers and apricot fruit, balanced by freshness and zest. The vine cuttings depicted on the label are the beginnings of a new vineyard, planted after careful sorting, grafting and bundling in their state-of-the-art Yalumba Nursery.

Clear pale straw in colour, with forward mushroomy, yeasty, perfumy floral, herbal and honey flavours. On the palate, this supple medium-bodied viognier is extra dry, and has a soft, round texture. Flavours of mushrooms, herbs and honey lead to a long finish. Very versatile white, it will make for a great pairing with a cheese fondue or Shrimp Pad Thai.

2020 Yalumba Y Series Viognier (Eden Valley, Australia) – $16.49 (regularly $19.99)

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