Vermentino is one of the exciting new white varietals that is beginning to make an impression in Australia. It is an aromatic white variety whose native habitat is the island of Sardinia.
The wine is dry, with good fruit intensity and displays lime and pear flavours. The palate is very fine and delicate with a chalky mouthfeel and a confectionary aftertaste.
WINEMAKING & VITICULTURE
The grapes are grown in the north of Margaret River. They are picked early by comparison with other varieties and this results in a lower alcohol (10.4%). The grapes are simply crushed, pressed gently and the clarified juice fermented in stainless steel tanks at cold temperatures. The wine is bottled early to retain as much freshness as possible.
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