Yalumba Triangle Block Shiraz Viognier, South Australia, 2013
The classic Rhone blend of Shiraz with a dash of Viognier
Triangle Block 2013 Shiraz Viognier is all dark and brooding fruits. This is a dense wine with briar and dark forest fruits like dark mulberries and blackberries. The high-toned red fruit edge reminds us that this is from the cooler hills of Eden Valley. The palate is all precision and energy with a refined purity of Shiraz. It shows an acid tightness enveloping the mid palate fleshiness and then the gravelly tannins complete this brooding package. Cellar for 5-7 years. Drink with sage and rosemary crusted lamb with redcurrant sauce and a watercress salad.
Eden Valley has been home to Yalumba and its Shiraz since 1849. Taking the name from Yalumba’s oldest surviving centennial Shiraz vineyard, and grapes from a handful of our most loved vineyards, the Triangle Block pays testament to this history. With a hint of Viognier, this wine embodies the Eden Valley.