| Wines Distinguished Sites|
Distinguished sites, special blocks and Grand Cru vineyards; these expressions all refer to places that consistently produce the grapes from which the world’s great wines are made.
Yalumba Distinguished Site wines are carefully sourced and masterfully crafted to capture the true essence of specific, special sites within the Barossa.
In 1974 Yalumba created an outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz blend known simply as FDR1A. The wine soon became a legend in winemaking circles, appreciated both for its fruit expression and restrained power.
2010 | 2009 | 2008
Our FSW8B vines are encouraged to grow a dense canopy reducing air flow and encouraging the infection by and growth of Botrytis cinerea. Botrytised grapes are difficult to press and several pressings are required to liberate all of the viscous nectar. Good quality juices are hard to ferment, so a special yeast strain is used to balance the ideal sugar levels, allowing the wine to find its natural balance.
2012 | 2011
The concept of blending Shiraz and Viognier was derived from the great French wine region of the Northern Rhône – the Côte Rôtie area in particular. Using only the best Eden Valley fruit, the Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz + Viognier is rich in concentrated fruit flavour.
2010 | 2009