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Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz

Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz

Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz

Signifying Yalumba’s commitment to Barossa Shiraz, this is a truly individual wine, handcrafted, handmade and matured in
fine French oak and Yalumba coopered American octave barrels. These unique barrels, which offered inspiration for the wine’s
name, are just one of the many harmonious components in the symphony that is Yalumba The Octavius Shiraz.

Terroir & Site
With an average vine age of 100 years, 61% of this Shiraz is sourced from Eden Valley and 39% from Barossa
Valley. Eden Valley Shiraz provides the exotic aromatics and seamless palate structure, whilst Barossa Valley Shiraz
provides richness, density and concentration.
Vintage Conditions
The growing season began with consistent rainfall throughout winter. Spring remained warmer and drier
than average and although bunch and berry size was reduced the vines were off to a healthy start. The reduced
berry and crop size has produced grapes of great aromatics and flavour. A long and relatively mild summer with quite
cool nights helped to retain acidity and pristine fruit flavours in the Shiraz.
Tasting Comments
A very deep red in colour. Vibrant aromas of dark cherries, aniseed and licorice, distinctive and seductive with exotic
spices and espresso coffee. The dark berry fruit palate is rich and powerful, yet gently evolving, with a classy restrained
elegance, displaying silky raspberry, damson plum and sweet blackberry fruits. A wonderfully balanced wine
with beautiful tannins. Double decant and enjoy alongside classic steak and kidney pie or lentil, sweet potato and chickpea stew.
WINEMAKER: Kevin Glastonbury
HARVESTED: 13th February to 18th March
TREATMENT: Matured for 22 months in 21% new French and American oak octaves, balance in older French barriques, hogsheads and
American octaves.
ALC/VOL: 14%
pH: 3.48
TOTAL ACID: 6.5 g/l
SO2: 116 mg/l
CELLARING: Will continue to improve in the cellar for 15+ years.

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Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz – great wine from Barossa

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianRegion: South Australia, Barossa ValleyAlcohol: 14%Vintage: 2016SKU: YALUM16

£63.75 a bottle

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“Founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family owned winery. Today, the winery is owned by fifth generation descendants, Robert & Sam Hill Smith and their families.
Yalumba is determined to create wines with genuine regional character, varietal flavour and individual personality; wines that say remarkable things about some of the world’s most remarkable wine regions.”

South Australia

The Barossa Valley is one of the major regions in Australia, where many of the major wine companies are based. It is believed the first vineyards were planted in the 1840s by Silesian migrants (who settled in Bethany). There followed a rapid expansion of plantations. The early styles of wines produced were heavy dry red wines and fortified wines that were popular both domestically and in Britain. After the Second World War the styles shifted to lighter table wines with production of Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The Barossa Valley is home to some very well known names such as Seppelt, Wolf Blass and Penfolds as well as many smaller producers. The climate is Mediterranean with hot dry summers and cool wet winters, making it ideal for viticulture. The main wine styles: White – Semillon, Riesling, Chardonnay, Semillon-Chardonnay blend; Red – Shiraz (full bodied & ripe) with Old Vine Shiraz a speciality of many vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Shiraz-Grenache-Mataro blend, Cabernet-Merlot blend.

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