Fox Creek Verdelho
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.
A slight, herbaceous lift leads into the nectarine and white peach aromas, with guava, lime juice and hints of fresh dough and nutty oak.
A rich, luscious palate of Beurré Bosc pear, golden peach, kaffir lime and nectarine, finishes with hints of lime juice cordial and a grapefruit acidity that adds focus to the wine. The creamy mid palate and seamless textural finish allow the wine to be the perfect partner with food.
This was a warm growing season 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.
- Alcohol 13.5%
This wine is suited for early drinking and will retain fresh fruit characters for the next couple of years. This wine is made to be enjoyed whilst it is young and is a fabulous companion for food.
Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer
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