$28.00 / bottle
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.
100% McLaren Vale
Corrina Wright, 6th Generation
Vegan friendly. Sustainable Winegrowing Australia certified.
100% Vermentino(pron. VERM-IN-TEENO)
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.
A field of clover, a squeeze of lemon over fresh fish, lemon rind, fresh lychee and oyster shell.
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.
Zesty lemony acid, fresh meadow florals, white flowers and sea breeze. A touch of fruit tingle on the finish. Talcum powder tannins, and an acid drive, provide a long savoury finish.
The Year That Continued
2023 was a very cool vintage, and while we had good tonnages of Vermentino, it wasn't quite enough to meet the growing demand for this delicious variety. Corrina is very involved in the Australian Alternative Varietals Wine Show (AAVWS), so made a shout out to the gang to see if anyone had some spare Vermentino. Luckily Ashley Ratcliff from Ricca Terra in the Riverland came to our aid.
Small Batch Production
Going on holidays? Pack this in your bag. Lazy days by the water and a glass or two of this will ensure the worries of the world pass you by. Clean, crisp and refreshing, this is a delightful Vermentino from Oliver's Taranga. 2023 was a cool vintage. With the volume slightly down, some additional fruit was sourced from the Riverland to bring production back to a 'normal' level. The great thing about Vermentino is its approachability. Think lemon juice, lemon balm, seaspray, pineapple husk and pineapple sage all combining to bring lift and vibrance. A faint lick of saltiness shimmers in the background with green tea tannins leaving a distinguished finish, but I'm here for the refreshment and citrusy delight that this brings. Yes! Drink now. 91 points
McLaren Vale is proving to be an ideal home for this beloved Italian white variety. This wine is part of the Oliver’s Small Batch program for parcels of less than two tonnes. It is worth keeping an eye on this series, as it often throws up some gems. 2023 was a cool vintage, meaning the quantity picked was down on usual, and so it has been reinforced with some Riverland fruit. A very pale lemon hue here, the nose offers hints of pears, minerals and some bitter almond evident towards the finish. There is some serious length to this wine and good force as well. With plenty of flavour, enjoy this over the next year or two. A fine Vermentino. 91 points
- Ken Gargett
A lively tropical fruited youngster showcasing the Sardinian grape variety’s sunny disposition. If it was any sunnier, you’d need sunglasses. Brings the fruit salad bowl to life: white peach, pear, apple, citrus – plenty of citrus – with hay and honeysuckle. They all jostle and have fun on the palate controlled/wrangled/whipped into shape by juicy, bright acidity. 89 points
- Jeni Port
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