Yalumba, Y Series Viognier, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia 2021

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Tasted by: Olly Smith
(at Winter warmers 2022 tasting, 31 Jul 2022)
Drinking Window: 2022 - 2023
I’m impressed by this wine. I’ve seen it on offer for £7.50 and even at the regular sub ten pound price, it is a belter for the cash from the masters of Viognier Down Under. Hats off to Yalumba for making such a statement with this entry-level Viognier. It’s got all the peach-skin, honeysuckle fragrance required and much more. Silkiness gives it a real sense of harking back to summer days and in the teeth of winter it’s exactly what I want in my glass to sip with a gentle spicy Thai recipe. It’s also fantastic with seasonal roasted veg. From a warm summer vintage with cool nights, this wild ferment wine has a certain apricot vitality. It’s by no means warming in the sense of feeling like you’ve just embraced a radiator, but as the harbinger of heady summer scents, it’ll give your mind a welcome reminder of fruit in sunbeams.
Yalumba, Y Series Viognier, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia 2021
Producer
Yalumba
Brand
Y Series Viognier
Vintage
2021
Wine Type
Still
Colour
White
Country
Australia
Region
South Australia
Appellation
Barossa Valley
Sweetness
Dry
Closure
Screwcap
Alcohol
13.50%
Body
Light
Grapes
100% Viognier