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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