Yalumba Samuel’s Collection Bush Vine Grenache 2018
Yalumba Samuel’s Collection Bush Vine Grenache 2018 from 8wines
Drink now or cellar for up to 8 years. No need to decant before serving. The story of Yalumba begins in 1849 when British brewer Samuel Smith planted the very first vines on his 30-acre estate in the heart of the Barossa Valley. Today the property is still owned by the same family, with Robert Hill-Smith and his daughter Jessica representing the fifth and sixth generations to work this land. Yalumba is best known for its fine Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz blends, although they also excel at working with Grenache. This particular series pays homage to the winery’s founder, Samuel, whose pioneering spirit has inspired his family to make Yalumba into one of Australia’s most loved wineries. This easy-going Australian red is a great example of their philosophy and house style, with plenty of plush fruit and a well-developed structure balanced by freshness will help it age well in the cellar. The fruit destined for this bottle is carefully selected from old bush vines scattered across the Barossa Valley which produce intensely concentrated grapes. After vinification the young wine is aged in American, French and Hungarian oak barrels for 6 months to add complexity and polish. The result is a youthful and energetic red that’s bursting with ripe plums, red cherries and raspberries, silky tannins, and a clean finish with a balancing streak of acidity. A great wine to pair with mature cheeses, charcuterie, tomato-based pasta dishes, or pork chops.
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