Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2001 honours Geoffrey R. Linton, Technical Manager, Yalumba. Corpulent and round he sits, carefully filling a spoonful of lemon curd tartlet, crème fraise and blackberry coulis, the pizza and scallops are long gone.
"So Geoff, why a lifetime fascination with matters scientific?"
"It's a fact of life that the most interesting things in the world are actually in the world of the sciences. Everything in my world has an answer, a solution. It's a fact of chemistry or physics or natural science. I find people infinitely more challenging plus I have a dreadful memory for names. Imagine me in sales. Human relations terrify me. Sparkling wine is still a great passion and right now I'm looking at ways to unlock more of the flavours of wine, the terpenes and thiols.”
Geoff, loving husband to Ros and father to Sarah and Rachael and a mad motorcyclist to boot, has been the titan of technology at Yalumba and a key member of many Australian wine industry technical institutions for over 30 years. He loves good food and wine which he deserves and we happily provide!
"Shall we have a cheese plate or perhaps another pudding?" he enquires.
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