Fox Creek Verdelho

Current vintage

2012

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 straw.

Bouquet

Lifted citrus blossom, tinned pineapple with hints of grapefruit, lemon, lime and asparagus.

Palate

A rich, luscious mid palate of golden tropical fruit and lemon cheesecake. Hints of lime juice cordial mixed with grapefruit acidity adds focus to the wine, with the seamless textural finish allowing the wine to be the perfect partner with food.

Winemaking

This was a mild growing season with the fruit ripening with good flavour intensity in early February. Flavour development was steady, patience prior to harvest allowed us to achieve flavour intensity while still managing to maintain moderate sugar levels. A small percentage was barrel fermented 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 year. This wine is made to be enjoyed whilst it is young and is a fabulous companion for food.

Viticulturalist

Nick Wiltshire

Winemaker

Scott Zrna

Tasting notes

2012 Verdelho

2012 Verdelho in Large Print

2011 Verdelho

2011 Verdelho in Large Print

2010 Verdelho

2010 Verdelho in Large Print

2008 Verdelho

2008 Verdelho in Large Print

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  • Circle Club$14.50
  • Retail$17.50

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Orders for wine must be in multiples of 12 and orders for mixed dozens are welcome. This excludes Large Format bottles which are condsidered to be 12 bottles for freight purposes. If you'd like to purchase fewer than 12 bottles please contact us.

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