Summer is almost here, and this refreshing Granite Belt Verdelho is the perfect choice to keep you cool. Your senses will be so tempted by the delicious aromas of honeydew melon with herbaceous notes that you won’t be able to resist taking a sip. Ripe tropical fruits dance on the palate and awaken your taste buds while the crisp, clean finish pulls you in to a Carnaval dance!
Verdelho originated in Portugal and because of the similar climates, the variety has thrived in our Queensland vineyards producing beautiful fruit every vintage. It has juicy grapes which arrive at the winery in February and only takes about 5 months to mature in stainless steel. By fermenting in stainless-steel it makes the finish very crisp and clean, and might we add a little too easy drinking.
With our co-inoculated wines, we combine two different but complimentary strains of yeast to complete fermentation. This practice is based on studies conducted by The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI). We have found this intensifies the aromas and flavours of the Verdelho and producing wonderful results.
That’s why we love this wine, the beautiful aromas and the light palate means you don’t have to pair it with any food. It’s your Sunday afternoon go-to. You can also enjoy it with tapas, oysters, spicy and Vietnamese food, the range is wide open as to what you choose. You don’t need an excuse to open this one, no matter the time or occasion the Granite Belt Verdelho will have your back.