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2016 Yalumba The Virgilius Viognier

2016 Yalumba The Virgilius Viognier

This is a fine wine, slender, flinty, spicy, kissed with wood smoke, carried by stone fruit.'
95 Points - Campbell Mattinson

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$239.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

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DESCRIPTION
  • The Virgilius is Yalumba’s most distinguished Viognier - a wine that shows power with restraint. As Yalumba’s most premium and enchanting white wine, it is loved by wine lovers looking for something beyond the more conventional offering

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Handpicked grapes were whole-bunch pressed directly to mature French oak barriques, where they were fermented by ‘wild’ or indigenous yeasts occurring naturally in the vineyard. These wild yeasts play a small and subtly different part in the development of the wine, creating layers of richness, complexity, fine textures and flavours. After fermentation the wine was aged on lees with regular batonnage for ten months to further heighten the palate weight and increase the complexity and flavour generosity.

    TASTING NOTES

    The nose has intense aromas of early season just picked apricots, cardamom, white pepper and fresh ginger. 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.

  • REVIEWS

    'Elegance is as much in favour as flavour, though so too is complexity. This is a fine wine, slender, flinty, spicy, kissed with wood smoke, carried by stone fruit. It darts in many different directions but ultimately it zeroes long through the finish.'
    95 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Halliday's Wine Companion

    'Medium straw hue with green tints; the bouquet smoky, toasty, creamy from lees contact, barrel-ferment oak and slight sulfides. Complex. Fresh apricot and spices. The palate is soft and round, with a slightly fading finish - partly due to restrained acidity. Nice wine, though.'

    92 Points - Huon Hooke