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2017 Yalumba Samuel's Garden Viognier

Eden Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$19. 99
$239.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2019-2021)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Yalumba has pioneered the growing and making of Viognier in Australia since 1980. This well made 2017 rendition saw 60% of the fruit fermented and matured for 10 months in older French oak barriques and puncheons with the balance in stainless steel. The wine was left on lees with regular batonnage to increase the complexity and textural qualities of the wine as well as further heightening palate weight.

Brilliant very pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges. Pronounced apricot and ripe peach aromas intermix with honeysuckle, light tropical fruits and spice. Rich apricot, fresh peach and honeysuckle flavours have a broad luscious textural feel. Also evident is some ripe tropical fruits and light spice. Finishes dry with cleansing fresh acidity and a medium to long aftertaste.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.
Alc. 13.5%