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Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2017

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Stonefruits, textural, velvety well describe this Viognier from Yalumba’s Eden Valley vineyards. Sealed with a zesty freshness, this complex wine shows white florals and a hint of ginger on the palate. We reckon it will improve with age too, so leave it on the shelf for a few years. Try it with some Moroccan fare to let those flavours come out to play.
Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier
Wine Specs
Region
Eden Valley, SA
Vintage
2017
Winery
Yalumba
Winemaker
Louisa Rose
Bling
93pts Tyson Stelzer
Alcohol %
13
Size
750 mL
Yalumba. Meaning ‘Land all around’ in the local Aboriginal language, was founded by Samuel Smith in 1849. In the 1970’s Yalumba made the decision to found its own vineyard nursery, propogating and trialling new and emerging varieties. The prominence of Pinot Grigio, Viognier and others can be traced back to this decision. This wine forms part of the Samuel’s Garden collection.
Eden Valley, SA

Region

Eden Valley, SA

Adjacent to the eastern edge of the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley is not actually a valley. ...
Adjacent to the eastern edge of the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley is not actually a valley. Allegedly, early settlers found the word "Eden" scratched into a tree and named the town Eden Valley. What we do know is that it produces fantastic riesling and chardonnay, having a cooler, higher-altitude climate than the Barossa. Reds of great merit come from here as well, with producers like Henschke dazzling tasters worldwide. Soil is dry and sandy, laying across windswept hills. A bit of a challenge for growers, with vineyards scattered throughout the region to take advantage of winter rainfall and the cooler temperatures. Altitude is 400-600 metres above ... Read Full Article
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Viognier

Variety

Viognier

Viognier (pronounced 'vee-own-yay'), is a white grape varietal with a distinctly French ba ...
Viognier (pronounced 'vee-own-yay'), is a white grape varietal with a distinctly French background. With its own special charm, it has managed to squeeze in a seat at the red wine table; breezing into the room like a freshly groomed bachelor, leaving a pleasant scent in its wake. Historically speaking... This particular full bodied white wine varietal retains a strong association with the Northern Rhône Valley in France; Condrieu to be more specific, where it is the only permitted white wine grape for this region. Although it's certainly no stranger to wine cellars and liquor stores today, it almost vanished completely in the mid 19 ... Read Full Article
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Kim Brebach
Kim Brebach
Who is Kim Brebach? Kim Brebach is also known as the Best Wines Under $20 Guy to those who subscribe to his weekly mailer. However, first and foremost, he’s a wine lover, an unashamed Riesling obsessive and champion of the belief that great wine doesn’t necessarily have to come with a great big price tag. 'Kim is an outspoken defender of truth, justice and value-for-money in wine, and I respect his opinions, his passions and his convictions' - Huon Hooke Kim's runs a website - Best Wines Under $20 - and sends out his Best Buys Weekly mailer to subscribers, finding the best deals from around the country at the best prices - a one stop weekly wine catalogue if you like. Kim prides himself on his independence, and his reviews reflect that: they're direct and forthright, so much so that some retailers have complained that they're 'brutal', and some wineries
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Moroccan meatballs, tagine of caramelised onions and eggplant with roasted cauliflower
Moroccan meatballs, tagine of caramelised onions and eggplant with roasted cauliflower

Moroccan flavours are some of my favourite. Generally, in common with Italian, Indian and many other cuisines, the food choices depend on what's local, in season and cheap. Moroccan food for me has the perfect blend of exciting spices and aromas, fresh herbs and accompaniments and the permission to make food organically sweet. Honey, dried fruits and fruit juices are all up for grabs. Not to mention, it's always fun when you have three or four different things to choose from on the table! Ingredients: For the meatballs: 500g (pork) mince 1 egg 1/4 cup flour 1 tblspn ground cumin 2 tblspn ground coriander A splash of a tomato/chilli based sauce - hot sauce, tobasco, worster, HP.. tomato relish even - just to add a bit of interesting moisture. A bunch of chopped parsley and or mint A squirt of olive

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Eden Valley, SA
Eden Valley, SA

Adjacent to the eastern edge of the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley is not actually a valley. Allegedly, early settlers found the word "Eden" scratched into a tree and named the town Eden Valley. What we do know is that it produces fantastic riesling and chardonnay, having a cooler, higher-altitude climate than the Barossa. Reds of great merit come from here as well, with producers like Henschke dazzling tasters worldwide. Soil is dry and sandy, laying across windswept hills. A bit of a challenge for growers, with vineyards scattered throughout the region to take advantage of winter rainfall and the cooler temperatures. Altitude is 400-600 metres above sea level, providing cool nights and long warm days for growing season. Perfect for thin-skinned whites like rieslings, which benefit from lots of sunshine and cooler nights, but are susceptible to mould if the ground is damp at harvest time.

History

The township was founded in 1864 by William Lillecrapp (no snickering back there!).
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Viognier
Viognier

Viognier (pronounced 'vee-own-yay'), is a white grape varietal with a distinctly French background. With its own special charm, it has managed to squeeze in a seat at the red wine table; breezing into the room like a freshly groomed bachelor, leaving a pleasant scent in its wake.

Historically speaking...

This particular full bodied white wine varietal retains a strong association with the Northern Rhône Valley in France; Condrieu to be more specific, where it is the only permitted white wine grape for this region. Although it's certainly no stranger to wine cellars and liquor stores today, it almost vanished completely in the mid 1960s. Jancis Robinson writes that when summarising for her '86 edition of 'Vines, Grapes & Wines' she tallied only 80 acres planted in the entire world. To date, there are plantings found in Australia, America, Italy, South Africa and Argentina. Yalumba, being Australia's leader of the pack. Not
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