Thursday, 8 October 2015

Golden Grove Estate Vermentino 2015

As with the Sauvignon Blanc, Golden Grove's crop for the 2015 vintage was severely wiped out on Christmas Eve 2014 due to a hail storm. The majority of fruit for this wine was sourced from Chalmers in Mildura with a small portion of Granite Belt fruit salvaged.

Lots of citrusy aromas driven by lemons. A whiff of lychee and green melon peers through too.

Some of the fruit was barrel fermented, and whilst the texture adds some neat complexity, I can't help but think the fruit has been hemmed in a little and hasn't expressed itself as much as I would have like. A creamy character takes the stage and is nicely balanced with delicate weight.

Drink now with oysters or creamy pasta dishes.

Very good.

Region: Mildura and Granite Belt
RRP: $28
Source: Sample

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