Sunday, 15 January 2017

Running With Bulls Verdejo 2016

This is the first release of this wine although it is the third time it has been made for release. The winemakers had a play with it on the previous two occasions and that fruit eventually was blended away into other wines - waste nothing a chef colleague keeps telling me.

Verdejo is not to be confused with Verdelho mind you - the two are not related.

Although the bottle lists the fruit as coming from the Eden Valley it actually is sourced from the Barossa. The marketing department felt Eden is a better sell for white...

Coming off six year old vines, natural fermentation took place before third use oak was used.

An enjoyable aperitif style wine, my first thought was it would match a cheeseboard perfectly in the late afternoon.

To taste and canned pears wade through effortlessly flanked by preserved lemons, subtle ginger spice with a crunchy acidity to finish. Worth tracking down for a looksy.

Drink now.

89/100 Good+

Region: Barossa
RRP: $22
Source: Cellar Door Tasting

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