Yalumba Distinguished Sites is a family of exceptional wines, carefully sourced and masterfully crafted to capture the true essence of specific, special sites within the Barossa. These wines are intriguing, distinct and true to the unique parcel of dirt that inspired their creation, while remaining rooted firmly in the heart of the Barossa.
Colour: Deep red to crimson in colour.
Aroma: An aromatic display of Satsuma plum, licorice allsorts, and heady violets. There are nuances of sea spray combined with a melange of dark berries.
Palate: The palate is rich and supple, showing great depth. Dark blueberry fruits are complemented by a savoury mid palate, showing tapenade and dried herbs. There are lovely bitter chocolate tannins and the recognisable structure that Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon is famous for. Enjoy now with barbecued lamb loin chops or mushroom, tomato and basil lasagne or can be kept in cellar for another 7 to 10 years.
Grape Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging: Matured for 14 months in new French oak barriques and hogsheads (26%), one year old French oak barriques (11%), balance in older French and Hungarian oak.
History of Yalumba
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer. Samuel named his patch “Yalumba”- aboriginal for “all the land around”. Five generations and 160 years later Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature, embodying all that has made the Australian wine success story the envy of winemakers the world over.