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Verdelho 2016

Verdelho 2016

The Hunter Valley is the home of Verdelho in Australia. It is an early ripening variety that is ideally suited to our growing conditions. Crisp, refreshing and fruit driven, Verdelho is the perfect companion to a long summer lunch.

Viticulture

The grapes for this wine were sourced from two vineyards in the Broke-Fordwich region of the Hunter. The 2016 vintage was perfect for early ripening varieties such as Verdelho. The lower yielding vines produced extraordinary flavours and we harvested in late January at a Baume of 12.5.

Winemaking Notes

Only the free-run portion of the fruit was used to produce this wine, thereby maximising the intensity of the flavours. The juice was then fermented at 13C in Stainless Steel ensuring a steady fermentation period. The wine was held on yeast lees for 6 months to add flavour complexity and a creamy texture to the palate.

Analysis

Alcohol 12.6 %
pH 3.34
TA 6.7 g/L

Tasting Notes

Our Verdelho is loaded with tropical fruit flavours and a long citrus finish. Harvested from mature vines in the Hunter Valley, this wine was made without the use of oak to showcase the true flavours of the vineyard. The fuller flavours and great texture of Verdelho make it a great choice with a wide variety of dishes or simply by itself.