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: Dense red with purple hues.
Aroma: Dark fruits, licorice spices, wildflower and gamey notes are underpinned with earthy tones that are all brambly and rustic with a herbal savour that references a sense of place.
Palate: The palate feels perfectly ripe and firm. Red satin textured fruit, succulent with bright acidity, a ferrous minerality and cherry juiciness saturating the stony notes that provide the wines firm base. Good to cellar till at least 2025. Enjoy paired with slow roasted pork belly with crunchy crackling.
Grape Varieties: 100% Grenache
Aging: Matured for 8 months in older 2008 French Tonnellerie Sylvain oak hogsheads.
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.