Date: Feb 16/12, Thu Time: 05:00:00-08:00:00 Style: Drop-In
Portfolio Tasting - Yalumba Wine Company Wines - Our friends from B & W Wines invited our members to a unique tasting of some of the most iconic wines from the Yalumba Wine Company's portfolio.
The event was hosted by Jane Ferrari, winemaker and storyteller for Yalumba, who travels the world telling stories from the vines. We were honoured that she was on hand to meet our members, and answer their questions about the wines.
Tyson Selzer of Decanter Magazine had this to say about Yalumba in August 2009:
“Yalumba wines have a style all of their own and each have been influenced by a diverse range of elements. Elements Yalumba likes to call 'the controllables', such as the Yalumba Vine Nursery and on-site cooperage – as well as other factors that cannot be emulated by any other winery. Yalumba’s history and tradition combined with a reputation for innovation. Yalumba also leads the industry in environmental performance; reducing carbon emissions, increasing biodiversity and exploring organic viticulture. As well as looking to the future, it has been celebrating its 160-year-old Barossa heritage by developing an Old Vine charter, and releasing reds from ancient shiraz and grenache plants. To take an Old Vine Charter to the world will cause a lot of people who take Australia for granted to think again. This charter is about integrity: about hoping the wines we put in front of people express the place and variety. It's a necessary evolution that signifies a growing up of Australia.”
Wines sampled at this tasting included:
2010 Yalumba Y Series Riesling $14.95
2009 Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier $14.95
2009 Yalumba Scribbler $23.95
2006 Yalumba The Signature $51.95
2006 Yalumba Single Site EV Shiraz $79.95
2006 Yalumba Single Site Fromm Vineyard Shiraz $79.95
2004 Yalumba The Reserve $100.00
NV Yalumba Museum Muscat $24.95