Verdelho is a variety suited to our climate and is best consumed young and fresh to take advantage of the zingy fruit salad characters that make this wine so appealing. Traditionally a variety used in fortified winemaking, this delicious wine will suit most palates looking for a fruit-forward, flavoursome wine. It’s always exciting to work with this fruit off our vineyard with consistently good results every year, evident by its popularity at our Cellar Door.
Winestate magazine 2020 May/June edition awarded this wine 5 stars and Top of Class rating in the “Best of NSW Wines” tasting category.
The hot and dry drought conditions experienced in the 2019 vintage meant that the grapes were picked a week earlier than the average. We harvested at a lower Baumé to retain the acid crispness and yet still retain the lovely fruit salad flavours associated with the variety. The wine is light straw in colour with green tints. The bouquet is reminiscent of melon, passionfruit and pineapple aromas that leads to a palate full of succulent passionfruit and confectionery flavours that has a refreshingly dry, sherbet finish.
This wine will go well with seafood dishes such as sushi, grilled tuna steaks and salmon or shellfish. It will also complement spiced Asian dishes or enjoyed by itself as an aperitif.