Vermentino

Small Batch Wines  |  2013 Vermentino

Tony Keys, Feb 2013

Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards Vermentino 2012:

Italian vermentino (known as Rolle in France) makes a lightly perfumed somewhat spicy style of wine lower in alcohol than its richer Australian cousin. Sometimes the so-called new varieties are more show than substance because the wine media go all wanky over them. Being new does not automatically equate to being good. I think vermentino has a good future in Australia and at this early stage it’s looking as if the McLaren Vale is a place well suited to it (Fox Creek also makes a good one). This is a lovely wine that has been superbly crafted. It’s textual with a slightly spicy flavor - 94 points and worth the $24.

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Closure

Stelvin

Grape Variety

Vermentino

Growing Region

McLaren Vale

Colour

Pale straw

Aroma

Aromas of lemongrass, ginger beer, lime and sea spray

Palate

Lifted freshness through the palate with lovely powdery tannin and mouth-watering natural acidity. Lemon grass and kaffir lime, with plenty of texture.

Alcohol%/Vol

12,0%

Winemaker

Corrina Wright

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