Fox Creek Vermentino

Current vintage

2014

Vermentino is a late ripening white grape variety which complements a wide range of food flavours and textures.

Appearance

Pale straw.

Bouquet

Refreshing aromas of lemon zest, lemon blossom, lime juice and melon with hints of earthy, slaty minerality.

Palate

A crisp blend of grapefruit, lemon curd, pineapple, with hints of rockmelon and apricot. This wine has a vibrant mid palate, crisp focussed acidity and great length.

Winemaking

2014 had a mild ripening season and moderate yields, with harvest of this -usually later ripening white variety- occurring in the last days February. Although the grapes achieved flavour ripeness a touch earlier than normal, the mild temperatures allowed us to preserve the delicate aromas, with the variety naturally retaining its crisp acidity. The wine was blended to express its finesse and texture, combined with the lower alcohol and lighter style, allows the wine to match beautifully with food. The wine was blended to express its finesse and texture, combined with the lower alcohol and lighter style, allows the wine to match beautifully with food.

Technical analysis

  • Alcohol 12.4%

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.

Awards

Double Gold Medal, China Wine and Spirits Awards 2015
Gold Medal, Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition 2015 
Bronze Medal, Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2015 
Bronze Medal, International Wine Challenge Tranche 2 2015
Bronze Medal, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2014 
90 points ‘Highly Recommended’ :  James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2016 Edition

Viticulturalist

Nick Wiltshire

Winemaker

Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer

Tasting notes

2014 Vermentino

2013 Vermentino

2012 Vermentino

2012 Vermentino in Large Print

2011 Vermentino

2011 Vermentino in Large Print

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  • Circle Club$19.00
  • Retail$23.00

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