Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Yelland & Papps Second Take Vermentino 2015

Vermentino has just been taken to places it's never been.

This Vermentino sat on skins for 203 days. That's not normal. Michael Papps says he wanted to create something, "Textural, funky and a left field style of Vermentino." Tick, tick and tick.

Smells of lemon sherbet lollies, fortified Verdelho, rockmelon husk, lemon curd and a dash of lemon pith open proceedings. Looking at the glass it is a far cry from the clean polished Vermentinos on the market. The palate is all texture and well balanced weight. It's skinsy and there's a firmness to it giving off some masculine grunt without being too over zealous to be a turn off. Simply, it's just interesting yet I'm sure it won't be everyone's cup of tea.

Only 500 made and I'm pleased I had the opportunity to taste one. Here's cheers to those guys out there like Michael for giving traditional things a little shake up.

Very good.

Region: Barossa
RRP: $40
Source: Sample


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