By Amy Looker

Yellowglen is making a push into the premium sparkling wine category following the launch of its Exceptional Vintage XV by Yellowglen.

Approximately 10 years in the making, the XV by Yellowglen range includes the 2002 Exceptional Vintage XV by Yellowglen and the 2004 Exceptional Vintage XV by Yellowglen, both of which are sourced from only the best parcels of fruit from the Hargrave Vineyard in Adelaide Hills’ Piccadilly Valley.

Michelle Terry, managing director of Lindeman’s and sparkling for Treasury Wine Estates, said the release of the Exceptional Vintage XV by Yellowglen wines is part of a review of the entire Yellowglen brand. 

“While our commercial tiers have been responsible for the incredible growth of Yellowglen over the past decade, there is one element of our story that has been overlooked in recent years, and that is Yellowglen’s place as Australia’s premier house of sparkling,” said Terry. 

“Over the past year we have reviewed every element of Yellowglen. We have re-engaged with founder Ian Home to uncover the depth and heritage of the brand. We have reviewed our branding and packaging across all tiers and we have introduced new wines to complete our portfolio. The release of the Exceptional Vintage XV by Yellowglen wines is one of our greatest achievements to date.” 

Both wines in the range have spent up to 10 years maturing on lees using the traditional method of sparkling winemaking, resulting in a rich and complex wine with persistent bead and a lingering finish. 

“For years, we have been putting aside the best parcels of wine and have left them maturing in the bottle with a view to showcasing them in a very special release,” said Yellowglen’s senior winemaker, Trina Smith. 

“The XV by Yellowglen wines are our opportunity to showcase these regions and demonstrate the potential of Australian sparkling.”

The Exceptional Vintage XV by Yellowglen wines are now available nationally both on and off-premise and have an RRP of $49.99.

The Shout Team

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