Traditionally the Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz + Viognier wines have been crushed and fermented together as batches of Shiraz grapes each with a small percentage of Viognier grapes. In addition to this method, from 2006 we began using skins on their own for select batches during fermentation which adds another dimension of aroma and texture to this alluring wine. After fermentation all batches are drained and pressed off skins and then racked to barrel for maturation.
The Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz + Viognier 2010 is full depth crimson red in colour. The aroma opens with the fresh bright lifted spices, blackcurrants, cherries and lavender with violet florals and subtle white pepper hints. A medium to full bodied wine packed with dark fleshy cherry fruits and anise. This is an elegant wine with a framework of chalky tannins that exhibit its Eden Valley provenance. Match with roast duck.
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