2015 Chapel Hill Vermentino

This is from the Chapel Hill website. “Chapel Hill winery takes its name from the historic ironstone chapel built on the property in 1865. It has served as a local church, then parish school and now, our graceful cellar door and art gallery.” Cheating a little bit I know but, sometimes, there’s no point in reinventing the wheel.

We have visited the cellar door and it is a terrific setting.  The high ceilings and open area for the tasting is very inviting and comfy, the staff are congenial and certainly know their stuff.  When you go there for the first time, there will be subsequent visits, believe me.

I received this wine today as the result of a swap and I couldn’t help myself.  I was keen to try it.

Now, I have had next to no vermentino (except a very good sparkling & still version from Yelland & Papps) in my time so that added to my enthusiasm.  I found it quite interesting.  Thankfully, it wasn’t overly cold which I know helps with showing the true flavours of white wine.

It wasn’t shy at all and was quite aromatic straight up.  It’s a fruity number that definitely wanted to be noticed because there was a very pleasant texture on the palate that seemed to linger long enough to suck you in (but in a good way) for more.  But, sadly, I don’t got no more.

Join the club at http://www.chapelhillwine.com.au and you will only pay $20 for this winner.  Good work Mr Fragos.

Region: McLaren Vale     Price: $25 ($20 if you join their wine club)     Source: Swap

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