I read an article recently (this one) that suggested Vermentino could be the “next big thing in Australian wine”. Well, I can understand that. I’ve tried a few and I don’t mind admitting to being a bit of a fan. It’s pretty easy to like. This Barossa Valley version helps shore up this headline.
Just like the rosé the bottle is a pretty good looking thing and will attract attention on bottle shop shelves.
The nose is definitely dominated by fresh citrus notes that gives a first up impression of having quite a skip in its step and that is exactly what you’ll find when tasting it. Plenty of zippy citrus characters here too with mainly lemons/limes for me, green apple seems to poke its nose in and a deft touch of texture as it sails into a nice dry grapefruit acidity type finish. It’s pretty damn nice I gotta say.
Region: Barossa Valley, SA Price: $25 (bargain) Source: Sample thanks to Atze’s Corner & Wine Marketing Hub