2018 Wild Ferment Verdelho

$38.00

Wine Club Members Only Wine – Gorgeous notes of vanilla, tropical fruit and subtle herbaceous aromas combine with a smooth, rich palate displaying citrus and creamy oak. A stunning example of the versatility of the Verdehlo variety.

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    Tasting notes
    Gorgeous notes of vanilla, tropical fruit and subtle herbaceous aromas combine with a smooth, rich palate displaying citrus and creamy oak. A stunning example of the versatility of the Verdehlo variety.
    Viticultural notes
    The fruit for this wild ferment Verdelho was grown in the Ballandean district of the Granite Belt. The Granite Belt is situated on the Great Dividing Range 850m above sea level and 95km inland from the coast.  The Winters are cold and frosty and Summers warm producing a continental climate.  Most of the region’s rainfall comes in the growing season feeding the buds and shoots.  The soil is largely composed of granite, somewhat on the acidic side and is very free draining.
    Winemaking notes
    The hand picked fruit was processed and juice containing solids was drained into used French oak barriques. Indigenous yeast from the vineyard and surrounds were encouraged to complete the 20 day fermentation with no intentional malo-lactic fermentation.  The wine was left on lees for the duration of the maturation period to add complexity.
    Wine Analysis
    COLOUR Pale yellow straw
    NOSE Vanilla, tropical fruit and herbaceous
    PALATE Citrus and a creamy oak
    ALC/VOL 14.4%
    CELLAR 3 – 4 years
    FOOD MATCH Chicken and Pasta dishes
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