Best Italian White Variety - AAWS

2018 Vermentino

$25.00

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THE YEAR THAT
We didn’t start vintage until March

This Vermentino is a light, fresh and crisp little number that will make you feel like an invigorating sea breeze is whipping through your hair. Smash it down with anything fresh from the sea or a spicy Vietnamese salad.

TASTING NOTE

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AROMA
Talcum powder, a squeeze of lemon over fresh fish, mandarin, fresh honey and oyster shell.
PALATE
Tight lemony acid, fresh honey florals on the back palate, touch of fruit tingle on the finish. Light & fresh!
WINE & VINTAGE

A native of Italy, Vermentino is generating a lot of interest in the wine community due to its heat tolerance and ability to produce beautiful crisp and fresh wines, perfect for the Australian palate. This minimal intervention Vermentino is made with indigenous yeast, has no added acid and is made without the use of oak.

HISTORY

With 100 ha of premium grapevines on the Taranga property, the Oliver family has over 50 blocks representing different grape varieties, clones, soil types & vine ages. Each vintage, different varieties & blocks will show their strength and from this has been born the ‘SMALL BATCH’ range. Made in small batches of less than two tonnes, these wines have been handcrafted to speak of both the variety and the vintage in which they have been produced.

WINE MAKER
Corrina Wright, 6th Generation
SMALL BATCH PRODUCTION
8133 bottles
GRAPE VARIETY

100% Vermentino
(pron. VERM-IN-TEENO)

REGION
100% McLaren Vale
COLOUR
Pale Straw
ALCOHOL
11.5%

WHAT THE WRITERS HAVE TO SAY

Huon Hooke

Very pale colour with a peppery, young, still-emerging aroma, which is also faintly grassy. The palate is delicate, fresh, crisp and vibrant, with straightforward but attractively delicate flavour. It finishes clean and dry and very refreshing.

91 PTS (4 STARS/SILVER)