Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz
In 2006 the Barossa Valley produced some excellent aromatic parcels of Signature Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit from the Krondorf foothills, Tanunda foothills and the valley floor comprises the majority of Cabernet in the blend, along with a small percentage from the Eden Valley.
The majority of Shiraz was sourced from the Eden Valley, supported by a small percentage from our leading old Barossa Valley Shiraz vineyards, giving generosity, richness and texture.
The grapes were handpicked and crushed to our eight tonne open top stainless steel fermenters. The natural, or wild, yeasts present on the grape skins were allowed to initiate the sugar fermentation. Cultured winery yeasts were then added to complete this fermentation.
The result is a wine with excellent depth of colour, richness and complexity.
The Yalumba Signature 2006 is a very deep dark red with generous sweet dark chocolate and warm fig, blackcurrant and cedary spices on the nose. The palate is broad shouldered, intense and concentrated with lingering red and black currant notes. Young and tight, this wine will reveal an elegance and silky refinement on the palate given time. Perfect with braised lamb shanks.
March 7 to April 5, 2006
Matured for 22 Months in 42% new Hogsheads & Barriques - French (20%), American (12%), Hungarian (10%); 32% in two year old hogsheads - American (23%), French (6%) & Hungarian (3%); 26% in three to four year old American & French hogsheads.