Yalumba launches new range to celebrate Barossa varieties and blends

Yalumba launches new range to celebrate Barossa varieties and blends

Yalumba has launched a collection of wines designed to act as the gateway to the producer’s premium wine portfolio.

Samuel’s Collection, named after the brand’s founder Samuel Smith, consists of seven fine wines showcasing varieties and blends iconic to both Barossa and Yalumba.

The Collection includes: Barossa Shiraz, Barossa Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Bush Vine Grenache, Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro, Eden Valley Viognier, Eden Valley Chardonnay, and Eden Valley Roussanne.

The wines represent the varietals that Barossa is known for, together with “Yalumba’s winemaking thumbprint” that has been refined throughout its 170-year history.

Head of winemaking, Louisa Rose, said: “Understanding that wine drinkers are seeking more youthful, generous and fresher wines, we have crafted Samuel’s Collection to fit this style, while still showing the hallmarks expressed in the Yalumba winemaking philosophy.”

Samuel’s Collection – which are all sustainably grown and vegan-friendly – are available now in the UK market.

Australia recently reported a rise in exports to the UK with volume exports up 10% to 27.3 million 9-litre cases in the past year.

The UK remains the leading importer of Australian wine by volume, but it is third in value after China and the US, however value exports also grew – by 12% - to AU$389 million (£215 million).

Around 90% of Australian wines are sold below £7 per bottle but premium wines are in growth with wines priced at £8-9 up 23%, and £9-10 per bottle up 16%.

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