Heritage Estate Winery 2021 Vermentino

This one made with fruit from Chalmers (probably Merbein), Heritage Estate have planted their own Vermentino and should have a wine made with estate fruit in 2023 – 2024.

The wine looks rather like very pale pear juice in the glass with some very shyly reticent glints of golden light.2021 vermentino It is powerfully perfumed with mandarin pith, pink guava, a slightly tangy citrus rind and golden kiwi fruit all floating in wafts of seaspray.

The palate is driven by a long straight line of refreshing acidity but it still manages a slight smooth caressing mouthfeel. The flavours are generous and you will encounter green apple, lychees, honey suckle, lemon grass, nashi pear, apricot, ginger and fennel with a lick of mineral finale. There is no competition among the wines flavours, each component lightly takes the stage and then with considerate benevolence recedes allowing the next player into the spotlight.

This will be a lovely wine to consume in the upcoming summer months and will provide pleasure for a few more years. Another lovely Vermentino from The Granite Belt albeit with southern fruit. Given how well Vermentino does on The Granite Belt it’s exciting to anticipate the upcoming estate fruit wines.

Tasted: Wednesday 5th October, 2022 without food and then with over several hours.
Alcohol: 12.8%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $28
Suggested Drinking Window: 2022 to 2026
Winemakers: John Handy and Stephen Oliver
Fruit Source: Estate
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Posted by Peter Pacey

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