Vermentino

Small Batch Wines  |  2012 Vermentino

Tasting Notes:

This Vermentino was made without the use of oak, and is made to drink in the next 12 months-preferably with a plate of fresh, SA seafood!

From the Wine Writers:

93 Points "This vermentino is a little bobby dazzler.  If you want to know whether these 'alternative whites' are a goer in Australia, this is a good one to grab.  Essentially dry, noticeably textural, perfumed to buggery - mouth perfume as much as anything -  and yet briney and melony through the finish.  Best with food but you can drink it by itself too. Tip top.  Get into it young."

Campbell Mattinson, August 2012

Vermentino is starting to shine in warmer Australian wine regions.  The late-ripening Italian grape produces whites of vibrancy and freshness in good vintages - and this new release from Corrina Wright at McLaren Vale family winery Oliver's Taranga is amonf the best Australian Vermentinos I've seen.  Wright says 2012 was a cracking vintage all round in the Vale, but has an X-factor that gives it extra appeal.  It may be light, crisp and refreshing, but it also has real interest on the palate.  Buy a case for Summer.

Windsor Dobbin, Wine of the Week, August 2012

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    Closure

    Stelvin

    Grape Variety

    100% Vermentino

    Growing Region

    100% McLaren Vale, Estate grown

    Colour

    Pale Straw

    Aroma

    Aromas of lemongrass, lime, sea spray and baby powder notes. Plenty of minerality.

    Palate

    Fresh with some texture through the mid-palate. Thai spices and kaffir lime characters abound, with a lovely mouthwatering finish.

    Alcohol%/Vol

    12.5%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Rayment, 6th Generation family member

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