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2015 Yalumba Organic Viognier

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Produced from the Barich family's vineyard in the South Australian Riverland, a vineyard located on the Murray River at Loxton and rightly admired as a pioneer for organic viticulture in this country, showing that organic grapes need not be more expensive to grow, nor do they need more water (the Barich vineyard uses significantly less water than many of it's neighbours).

This then is a a lighter style of Viognier, still showing plenty of Viognier richness and fun, but without the oily fat that many others from this variety can show. Crisp, aromatic and delicious this is exactly what is required for the price point.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine is pale lemon with green hues, with a funky mix of pretty aromas of white flowers, ginger and jasmine with hints of apricot.

The palate is creamy, rich and long with flavours including fresh apricot nectar and almond meal, leading into a succulent mid palate with bright stone fruit flavours and Asian five spice on the finish.

Suitable for vegans & vegetarians.

Alc/vol: 13.5%

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2015 Yalumba Organic Viognier

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Campbell Mattinson (2010 Vintage) says
"I don't have a bias towards Organic wines but I am biased towards getting reviews of them onto the site, for good or ill. For whatever reason. This one came up pretty well in the glass. It's certainly loaded with varietal character. Lots of spice and fruit power. Ginger and stone fruits. A touch of alcohol warmth. It almost smells and tastes like a highly hopped beer. An inkling of texture. Pretty good but it feels just a tad too warm on the finish."
www.thewinefront.com.au
86
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Bright quartz-green; there is definite musk and apricot-tinged varietal fruit expression on both bouquet and palate; surprisingly, grown at Loxton in the Riverland by the Barich family. Doubly accredited, and a great advertisement for organic growing.
2013
Australian Wine Companion 2012
91
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
There are plenty of stone fruits and even hints of tropicals Ð mango, peach and ginger - creeping into the mix in this super-young and fresh viognier. The palate carries the trademark viognier weight and delivers plenty of supple, soft apricot and peach fruit. Bright and easy.
Now
The Good Wine Guide
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
Sourced from an organic vineyard in Loxton, this has a zesty citrus and stone fruit nose; it really smells tangy and full of life. The palate is smoothly assembled and evenly shaped with plenty of stone fruit and citrus here too. Nice work indeed!
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
90
Peter Forrestal (2008 Vintage) says
Subtle on the nose but intensely flavoured, fine, deep and pure, finishing dry and powerful
Quaff 2010 2009
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2008 Vintage) says
Tony and Pam Barich are clearly doing something right at their biodynamic Riverland vineyard, the source of the grapes for Yalumba's organic viognier. The 2007 vintage won the trophy for best white at last year's Organic Wine Show in Sydney, and the 2008 vintage picked up one of only three gold medals at the same show earlier this year. It is a terrific expression of the grape: aromatic, full of yellow apricots and honeysuckle, with that honey theme continuing on the tongue, finishing with a good, clean, fresh dryness.
Gourmet Traveller Wine, 2009 2009

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