The first thing I’m going to do with this post is thank Michael and Susan of Yelland & Papps for introducing me to this variety. It’s simply a lovable alternative to the mainstream bunch of wines that I still enjoy, yet you can imagine my excitement when this arrived on my doorstep.
This is such an occasion wine. Now, I know you going to think, why would an entry level Vermentino be an occasion wine? Well, the weekend I decided to try this wine was a warm one here in Hobart plus there was plenty happening in my back yard, literally.
As much as an excavator did most of the work, I was general dogs-body moving retaining wall blocks, shoveling dirt here and there. It was a momentous occasion in this household I gotta tell ya! Much was achieved and deserving of a reward. This delicious wine was it today.
The freshness of a fruit basket was the winner. A lemony tang, peaches and pears give it some really good texture sitting on the palate. I was thinking there was a passionfruit character there too but it could’ve been a cheeky dip of the toe from that one. There is some acidity but it’s pretty subtle letting the fruit do the talking. It’s a ‘here and now’ delicious drink that will satisfy a thirst easily. Who needs beer after a hard days labour?
Region: Barossa Valley, SA Price: $25 Source: Sample