2018 Vermentino Trial Batch Murray Darling

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SKU: TB18-MUVERMNO6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Soft & Fruity
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Grilled fish & shellfish with salsa verde; pasta with seafood or pesto;
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Limited Cellar Door Release
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
Small Batch Winemaking
 
VERMENTINO
Vermentino is a white grape variety traditionally grown in northern Italy and on the islands of Sardinia and Corsica.

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“Italian varieties such as this handled the warm season beautifully. ”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 7 - 12°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 5 years

TASTING NOTES

A light and lively wine with fresh citrus and pear flavours and a touch of bitter almond. Partial skin ferment adds texture. Its bright natural acidity makes it refreshing and a good match with many foods.

SEASON

It was a warm, dry season in which good fruit ripeness and vibrant flavours were achieved. An extended dry patch over January and February meant diseases pressure remained low and judicious irrigation was essential to maintain vine health and productivity.

WINEMAKING

Small-batch winemaking gives us the freedom to experiment with alternative varieties and winemaking techniques. This fruit was grown by the Chalmers family, pioneers of Italian grape varieties based at Merbein, near Mildura in the north-west corner of Victoria. The fruit was chilled overnight before processing then split into two batches that were treated differently – one portion was fermented on skins and remained in skin contact in a small fermenter, the other was pressed and fermented in older oak barrels. The two portions were blended just prior to bottling.

THE REGION

THE REGION

Murray Darling

Murray Darling is a large wine region straddling the Murray River in north-western Victoria and southwestern New South Wales. Summers are hot and dry with high sunshine hours.

There is a strong continental influence, with cool nights enabling production of quality fruit. Soils are calcareous sandy loams.

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THE TIER

THE TIER

TRIAL BATCH

SMALL BATCH WINEMAKING

The freedom to experiment with alternative varieties and winemaking techniques. Who knows what the next Trial Batch will be?

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THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

The Artwork

Batch #002B

Crisp

Crunchy

Lively

Fresh

Bright

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