The Yalumba Single Site release marks a milestone in the Hill Smith family's enduring commitment to exploring, unearthing and celebrating the complex terroir of the Barossa, a commitment that spans more than 150 years.
"A wine's price doesn't tell you how expensive it is. It depends on the quality, prestige, rarity and all manner of factors. Yalumba - a leader at everything from cask to exclusive wine - has just released a new range of single-site reds ... they're all stunning statements of their region, variety and site, and exactly the kind of wine that Australia needs to think about, produce and promote. I have no hesitation in recommending them all, in particular the shiraz wines. (They’re) quite spectacular - and will be even better when it's mature, from about six years time onwards. A wine of this calibre never comes cheap, because such wines are rare.”
- Campbell Mattinson, Gourmet Traveller WINE, June / July 2009
See where the single sites lie in the Barossa.
The Single Site Eden Valley Shiraz comes from
the Swingbridge vineyard located within the
Craneford area of Eden Valley. This old shiraz
block, affectionately known as the “old
shag’n’duck” block, is of unknown clones planted in 1920 on its own roots. The vineyard consists of podzolic soils which feature yellow, red, brown or grey sandy layers over leached yellow to brown clay layers.
The Tri-Centenary vineyard, located in the heart of the Barossa Valley, is the source of this single site Grenache. The Tri-Centenary vineyard features deep sandy loam layers underlain with red-brown clay layers. With careful management, these low organic matter soils, dry grown, can consistently produce outstanding quality fruit.