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Yalumba Organic Viognier 2019

South Australia, AustraliaYalumba is credited with being the leading rescuer of Northern Rhone's viognier grape, close to slipping away to oblivion back in 1985 when there were only 32 hectares planted worldwide (and nearly entirely in the Rhone). Fast forward to today, when Yalumba is the largest producer of the grape, and viognier is healthfully planted and purchased around the globe. This organic viognier comes from the Babich family property, tucked up along the Murray River in Loxton, as well as the Bassham's family vineyard in Barmera. Winemaker Heather Fraser does little to this wine, allowing it to ferment naturally in stainless steel, where it remains until bottling. Fragrant honeydew melon, honeysuckle, tangerine, and cold cream rules the plumped, sleek palate, with a raft of spice and just a slight nip of RS. Though youthful, certainly not the most exuberant of viognier, but rather the grown up, restrained version next to their Y Series.Tasted: 11 December 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 19.99 private wine shop AB 18.99 private wine shops Producer: Yalumba Wine CompanyDistributors: Negociants International
Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Grape: ViognierCSPC: 622050UPC: 9311789001685