2017 Yelland & Papps Vermentino

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


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