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Yalumba The Octavius 2002
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Barossa Old Vine Shiraz

The 2002 vintage was indeed exemplary. The weather remained mild and dry over the long ripening period - in fact the month of January experienced the lowest day temperatures on record. The end result was wines with great colour, varietal flavours and intensity. Grapes for Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Barossa Shiraz 2002 were sourced from vineyards within both Eden Valley and the Barossa Valley. Only mature vines were used for this wine, with most aged between 70 and 100 years. Indigenous or 'wild' yeasts, naturally present on the grape skins, were allowed to initiate fermentation. These 'wild' ferments have helped contribute to the individual complexities of this wine, creating richness and fine textures.


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Vintage

2002


Region

Barossa Valley
Eden Valley


Winemaker

Kevin Glastonbury


Harvested

21 March to 3 May 2002


Oak Treatment

22 months in 60% new Yalumba Coopered Missouri & Pennsylvania octaves, 7% new French hogsheads & balance in 1 year old French Hogsheads.


Alc/Vol

14%


Total Acid

6.9g/L


pH

3.45

 
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