Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Overflow Estate Square Root Vermentino 2015

This is the second release of this Vermentino off the banks of the Wyaralong Dam - 16 kilometres west of Beaudesert. For the owners, a trip to Spain saw a passion for wine turn into a reality.  Fiano, Tempranillo and Montepulciano make up the other varieties grown on the property planted in 2010. The wines are made by Mike Hayes out of Symphony Hill on the Granite Belt.

Young vines are showing their hand here bursting from the blocks but easing off early. A pretty perfume of little white flowers, kaffir lime leaf and lemons. Refreshing to taste, though there is a line of nothingness straight through the middle. Watery would describe it best. Firmish acid knocks everything in place with a late charge from some lemon sherbet. Some time on lees wouldn't hurt to give it some textural interest.

That mid-palate disappearing act takes it back a notch or two.

Drink now.


Region: Queensland
RRP: $22
Source: Sample

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