A(nother) new(ish) rage for Yalumba… They’ve release “five certified organic wines, sustainably made at the Yalumba winery” which “embodies the brand’s sustainable journey and commitment to the next generation, with a fierce determination for the future.” A lot of big brands do throw the marketing schtick at this sort of claim, but fair plaudits to Yalumba and their whole team that they do put their money where their mouth is. Their first Organic wines were released in 2005 and for a long time now they’ve used wild yeasts, even in their entry range(s). Bravo.
Yalumba, GEN, Organic, Pinot Grigio, South Australia, 2022
Carrying pale lemon hue. Pear skin and flesh, vanilla crème, Big Name Brand Hamburger Restaurant* “Hot Apple Pie,” soft white florals, raspberry crystals, lemon pith citrus and a steely, minerally strut. Grigio in mod style with its driving acidity but carrying savoury and briny weight with some waxy phenolics. Has depth enough to be taken seriously.
Rating: 17.5/20 (90/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Yalumba