Family Verdelho

Current vintage

2016

This popular wine is made from imported vines from the island of Madiera where the famous sweet wine of that name is made. This is a lovely fresh wine with a strong aroma of lime and tropical fruits. The dominant flavour is of intense lime with a creamy texture and long finish.

Appearance

Pale gold.

Bouquet

Grapefruit, lemon, lime juice with hints of pineapple and citrus blossom.

Palate

A full, luscious palate of pineapple, white peach, mandarin and nectarine, hints of lime juice cordial and grapefruit acidity that adds focus. The creamy mid palate and seamless textural finish allow the wine to be the perfect partner with food.

Winemaking

The 2016 growing season was warm with the fruit ripening with good flavour intensity in early February. Flavour development was steady, good canopy architecture allowed us to achieve the flavour intensity and purity we were seeking while still managing to maintain moderate sugar levels. A small percentage was barrel fermented and lees stirred in old oak to give richness and complexity to the palate.

Technical analysis

  • Alcohol 13.5%

Ageing potential

This wine is suited for early drinking and will retain fresh fruit characters for the next couple of years, it is made to be enjoyed whilst it is young and vibrant.

Winemaker

Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer

Tasting notes

2016 Verdelho

Recipe - Salt-roasted Rainbow Trout in Fig Leaves

2015 Verdelho

2013 Verdelho

2012 Verdelho

2011 Verdelho

2010 Verdelho

2011 Verdelho in Large Print

2010 Verdelho in Large Print

2008 Verdelho

2008 Verdelho in Large Print

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  • Retail$23.00

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