"Australian Riesling reinforces its status on the World Stage"
Yalumba 'Y Series' Riesling 2006 – Best International Riesling under £10
7642 Entries l 114 Gold l 79 Regional Trophies l 25 International Trophies
Winning an international trophy is the ultimate accolade at the Decanter World Wine Awards.
At the Awards Ceremony in London, 4th September, Yalumba came away with top honours, winning the Best International Riesling under £10 for their Yalumba Y Series Riesling 2006.
Host and Editor Guy Woodward commented that "nothing else even came close". The judges described the wine as 'Floral. Limey fruit with some green apple and pear. Lean, taught and focused...'
From Australia, Proprietor Robert Hill Smith says "with Yalumba Y Series Riesling being awarded Best International Riesling is a strong independent endorsement. This truly demonstrates our capacity to produce quality wines for wine drinkers world-wide. A perfect example that in Australia we can produce wines that cater to all segments of the premium wine market."
Of the Yalumba Y Series Riesling, Winemaker Louisa Rose shares, "In 2006 we couldn't have planned for a more perfect white wine vintage, after a lovely wet spring and early summer, the vines were healthy and strong. Fruit was sourced from both Eden Valley and Barossa Valley and the quick, clean vintage produced this gorgeous white wine."
Hill Smith concludes, "To qualify as the top Riesling in the Australian category was a notable achievement – but to top the class against leading Riesling producers from the rest of the world is something of which we are incredibly proud."
It can be safely assumed that when this trophy arrives in Australia and displayed proudly at the Winery, the Hill Smith family and friends of Yalumba will be sitting on top of the world, high in the cool climes of the Eden Valley.