2021 Vermentino

$27.00

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THE YEAR THAT
Corrina’s bulldog Marj joined the team

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, honey, fresh lychee and oyster shell. Makes your mouth water like rain on warm asphalt....or maybe that’s just me!!
PALATE
Zesty lemony acid, fresh honey florals and sea breeze, touch of fruit tingle on the finish. Talcum powder tannins give a savoury line. No brainer with fresh seafood!
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
13321 bottles
GRAPE VARIETY

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

REGION
100% McLaren Vale
COLOUR
Pale Straw
ALCOHOL
12%

WHAT THE WRITERS HAVE TO SAY

2021
Stuart Knox - The Real Review

Very pale to water-white colour in the glass. Lemongrass, gardenia, and sea-spray aromas. Tightly-bound with a crunchy citric acid line. Driving and focussed, which contrasts so well with the floral and tropical fruit flavours. Good length and a hint of phenolic grip dries the finish.

92 points
Q wine - 2021 Vintage

Rush at Greek seafood dishes and a generous pour of this. Vermentino taking you to Rancho Relaxo.
Lacy dashes of lemon juice wrap themselves around tonic, sea spray and cut herb that follows. Bright acidity dances but it is that lemon twist and tang on close which has me thinking grilled octopus and a belly full of saganaki - both generously drizzled with fresh lemon juice of course! Celebrate the joys of food, friends and glorious sunshine with a fabulously refreshing Oliver's Taranga Vermentino.

93 points
Windsor Dobbin - wine of the week

Vermentino is a grape primarily found in Sardinia and Corsica, but is making itself very much at home in warm Australian wine regions, where it produces crisp and fresh dry wines. This was one of three impressive 2020 new releases from sixth-generation winemaker Corinna Wright at Oliver's Taranga in McLaren Vale. The other duo were a delightful fiano and a feisty mencia rosé but this was my favourite by a short half head. It is unoaked, fruity, zippy and zesty and a perfect partner for seafood dishes. Damn good value, too. And very refreshing.

July 9th 2020