I sometimes see on social media where people I went to school with have done quite well for themselves. Interestingly though, they were never a ‘shining light’ at school. They were not a teacher’s pet nor a star sports person, just one of the students in the class.
My opinion only of course, but Vermentino is a variety that seems to fit in this category. Amongst all the other white varieties, and I realise it is not the only one, it seems to have risen in popularity in a quiet, unassuming way and it’s done it on the back of top quality wines like this one.
Delightfully fresh and aromatic, things got off to a very attractive start with this Vermentino. On the palate there is plenty of flavour on offer yet it seems so smooth, subtle and self-effacing. It’s peachy, peary, slightly citrusy and creamy too. There’s texture, mouthfeel and very good length adding to its ‘all-round, damn good wine’ status.
Region: Granite Belt, Queensland Price: $35 Source: Sample thanks heaps to Golden Grove Estate (Ray Costanzo)