Yalumba Steeple Vineyard Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015Regular price $89.00 Sale price $70.00
Yalumba Distinguished Sites is a family of exceptional wines; each carefully sourced and masterfully crafted to capture the true essence of specific, special sites from which it is grown.
The 2015 single site Shiraz is sourced from the Yalumba Steeple vineyard. This old block of Shiraz was planted in 1919, on its own roots, close to the Light Pass township on the floor of the Barossa Valley. The soil is well drained and consists of a marked contrast in texture between the surface soil and the subsoil.
- Wild yeasts initiate fermentation, contributing to the individual complexities of the
wine, creating richness and fine textures. The skins were plunged regularly to extract
colour, tannin and flavour. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was matured in
Tonnellerie Sylvain barriques. These unique barriques are coopered specifically from a
360 year old tree from the Troncais forest of France.
Yalumba Steeple Vineyard Shiraz is a true single vineyard wine that continually showcases its Barossa provenance. The wine reflects the generosity and style of the 2015 vintage, with attractive perfumed aromas of anise and sweet blueberry. Packed with raspberry, cranberry and violet flavours, this is a stylish and enticing wine, with silken smooth texture. Enjoy with slow cooked black Angus beef cheeks, smoked chestnut puree and roasted cabbage or Cajun style tofu with caramelised root vegetables.
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
"Deep, bright red/purple colour. The bouquet is smoky, toasty and shows char-oak and coal dust over deep-set black fruit aromas. These are echoed precisely on the palate, which is full-bodied and dense, fleshy and powerful, with excellent flavour and depth, before a lingering aftertaste. A smashing shiraz which will richly reward the patient" - 96 Points, Huon Hooke