Plenty has been said about Yalumba and their championing of Viognier in Australia. This is their gateway wine and as usual, Y Series over delivers.
Yalumba, The Y Series, Viognier, South Australia, 2021
100% Wild ferment (that fact is still mind blowing for the sheer volume they produce). The colour is light to pale yellow with that alluring green highlight. Aromatic zesty ginger spice, yellow and white stone fruit flesh, white pepper and orange oil. Satiny and smooth (rather than waxy) palate with a hint of phenolic grip and fresh acidity. An accessible entry way to the exploration of the variety.
Rating: 17.5/20 (90/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Yalumba