Our Wines - 2011 - Batch 1 Sparkling Vermentino
Medium straw in hue with an energetic bead. Inviting aromas of vivid citrus and stone fruits. Smells of grapefruit and lemon mesh with the scents of poached pear and white peach to create a heady concoction. There are hints of white flowers, sea spray, nougat, oyster shell, dried grass and fresh proving bread dough with lighter nuances of marzipan and stone.
Vibrant and exuberant immediately on the palate with the energetic bead lifting the wines flavour profile impressively. Detailed grapefruit, poached pear and lemon flavours are lifted by a floral flick of jasmine as they flow across the palate. Hints of crushed oyster shell, dried hay, almond paste, sea spray and quartz-like minerals add to the wines complexity. The wine shows great drive and balance with a distinct minerally acid structure and clean, lingering finish. The perfect sparkling aperitif or you will find out sparkling Vermentino just perfect with oysters and seafood.
The grapes were handpicked on 22nd March at 10.7 baume, crushed and pressed, and cold fermented to maintain maximum fruit freshness. This wine was then filtered prior to second fermentation in bottle, and spent 5 months on yeast lees prior to disgorgement.
Disgorged –30th of January 2012
Alc – 10.46
pH – 2.99
Batch 1 Released February 2012
Batch 2 December 2012?
The grapes were grown on the outskirts of Light Pass. The vines were planted in 2006 by the Mader Family and possible are the first plantings of Vermentino in the Barossa. The grapes were picked at the end of March to obtain acid and freshness.