‘The Virgilius’ Eden Valley Viognier is Yalumba’s most distinguished white wine. This is Australia’s answer to Condrieu wines.  With more than 26 years of experience with this variety, Yalumba today is one of the most influential producers of viognier in the world. But not content to rest on their laurels, a new  chapter in Yalumba’s viognier journey began in late 2005; the planting of the first viognier clonal selections that had been propagating in the Yalumba Vine Nursery in the Barossa. Eight different clones were planted on the south-eastern part of the Yalumba Eden Valley vineyard – the “Virgilius Vineyard” on Flaxmann Valley Road. This represents the most clonally diverse planting of viognier in Australia.  Although it will be some years before these vines are able to produce grapes, and more years again before they are of suitable standard to go in The Virgilius blend, this is the next exciting stage in the Yalumba viognier journey. The 2008 Virgilius- is one of the most seductive wines you’ll ever come across – a montage of grape flavours; apricot nectar, lifted spice, lychee and orange blossom are typical aromas. The palate is long, opulent and rich with stone fruit flavours, finishing with citrus freshness. And it’s not the only Viognier Yalumba have they have a range starting with the delectable Y-series through the unique and amazing Organic Viognier. There is a Viognier out there for everybody, even those with a sweet tooth.