Fox Creek Vermentino

Current vintage

2013

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 leafy asparagus.

Palate

Crisp blend of grapefruit, lemon curd, pineapple, pear and bickfords lime juice cordial. This wine has a vibrant mid palate, crisp acidity and great length.

Winemaking

2013 had a dry and warm ripening season and moderate yields, with harvest of this usually late ripening variety occurring in late February. Although the grapes achieved flavour ripeness earlier than normal, the warm temperatures allowed the development of a richer palate and fuller fruit flavours, 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.

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

Silver Medal, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2013

Viticulturalist

Nick Wiltshire

Winemaker

Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer

Tasting notes

2013 Vermentino

2012 Vermentino

2012 Vermentino in Large Print

2011 Vermentino

2011 Vermentino in Large Print

Press Reviews

“A light crisp wine, dry on the finish. It has a florally nose, with lemon citrus flavours and some tangy orange notes as well. Like so many Italian whites, it goes up a gear with food -such as seafood on the hotplate.”Sydney North Shore Times,  Rick Allen. July 2012.


“The grape is of Mediterranean origins, but this zingy inaugural Fox Creek Vermentino shows it is finding a happy home in McLaren Vale and other Australian wine regions. The wine is pale lemon and has tropical fruit salad aromas. Gooseberry flavour comes through on the front palate, green apple and sherbet characters chime in on the middle palate and mineral-edged acid holds sway at the finish.” Newcastle Herald, John Lewis. June 2012.

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  • Circle Club$19.00
  • Retail$23.00

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