Yalumba shows its blending expertise on the delicious 91-point 2011 Patchwork. The blending of cool and warm climate Syrah creates a seamless red that is full-bodied and beautifully balanced, packed with big, ripe berry fruit and peppery spice.
Australian Wine Companion
"Yalumba has deliberately chosen parcels from the cooler (read Eden Valley) through to the warmer parts of the Barossa (read valley floor) to produce this very well-made, easy drinking, medium-bodied wine. A triumph over the vintage challenge."
Beyond its flavor, Patchwork is the point where all of the Barossa’s unique characteristics converge. History, craft, geography and climate come together in a Shiraz that is truly made from Barossa.
Yalumba is one of Australia's oldest family-owned wineries and was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith. From modest beginnings, the Yalumba Wine Company has grown to become one of Australia's most successful medium-sized wineries, owned by 6th generation Robert Hill Smith. Yalumba regularly receives accolateds for its distinctive wines, as well as for its leadership role in the Australian wine industry in the areas of viti-innovation and environmental policy. The Yalumba premium wine portfolio commences with the fresh and flavorsome varietal wines of the Y Series, then moves up to capture the essence of the Barossa Eden Valleys, explores old world varieties through innovated, modern wines in the Hand Picked line, and culminates with the coveted, collectible Yalumba Rare & Fine wines.