Yalumba The Virgilius Viognier 2018
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PRODUCER: The Virgilus is named after the Roman poet Publius Vergilius Maro, 70 – 90 BC. Considered one of the greatest Roman poets, Virgil was a mentor to the first Emperor of Rome, Augustus.
In 1980, with help from the Yalumba nursery, the first commercial Viognier vines in Australia were planted on Yalumba's Eden Valley vineyard. Today, old vine Viognier grapes are carefully selected from this special site to craft The Virgilus.
WINEMAKING: Handpicked Viognier grapes were whole-bunch pressed to mature French oak barrels, where they were fermented by ‘wild’ yeasts occurring naturally in the vineyard. These wild yeasts play a subtle yet important role in the development of the wine, creating layers of richness, complexity and fine textures.
TASTING NOTES: Lifted ginger spice is layered on the palate with mineral, sourdough-like texture, apricots and almond savouriness. It is complex while at the same time shows purity and restraint that will unwind slowly in the glass and take the imbiber on a sensory journey.
At its best with food, The Virgilius complements a wide range of flavours, particularly dishes with spice and rich flavours.
Try with beef rendang, pan fried herb mushrooms, or fresh gnocchi with olive oil and shaved truffles.
The Virgilius is Yalumba’s most distinguished Viognier - a wine that shows power with restraint. As Yalumba’s most premium and enchanting white wine, it is loved by wine lovers looking for something beyond the more conventional offering.