Throughout the Barossa and Coonawarra, carefully selected vines have been recognised for producing exquisite fruit that create Yalumba’s most prestigious and savoured wines. Crafted only when all elements of viticulture and winemaking come together, Yalumba’s Rare & Fine wines are the very best examples of the varieties and blends that have found a natural home here in Australia over five generations of winemaking.
Colour: Golden yellow with green hue
Aroma: The nose has intense aromas of early season just picked apricots, cardamom, white pepper and fresh ginger.
Palate: Lifted ginger spice is layered on the palate with mineral sourdough like texture and complex apricots and almond savouriness. The trademark Viognier lusciousness of the palate is clearly evident in this wine. It is complex while at the same time showing purity and restraint that will unwind slowly in the glass and take the imbiber on a sensory journey. The Virgilius complements a wide range of flavours, particularly dishes with spice and rich flavours. Try with poached pike perch; grilled sirloin and chips; beef rendang or fresh gnocchi with olive oil and shaved truffles.
Grape Varieties: 100% Viognier
Aging: Fermented & matured for 10 months in mature French oak barriques & puncheons
Awards: 92pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
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.