The grapes for the 2011 Yalumba Christobelís are sourced from our loyal grower base throughout the Barossa district. Semillon has always been a stalwart in the region and here it is blended with its classic partner Sauvignon Blanc and the interloper Savagnin, a new grape variety to the region.
Grapes were gently pressed to extract clean free run juice, which was handled carefully to retain fresh, zesty flavours. The clarified juice was gently fermented in stainless steel and the finished wines were left on light lees until blending.
Bright green in colour, the 2011 Christobelís has aromas of lemon verbena, orange blossom and lantana, each of the three varieties adding its own element. The Semillon defines the palate, giving it light body with citrus blossom flavours, the Sauvignon Blanc gives the palate zest and crunch while the Savagnin plays the supporting role, adding flesh and texture.
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