McPherson Family Series Verdelho 2012
Region: Goulburn Valley, Central Victoria
Best Consumed: Now
Bottled: May 2012
Release Date: June 2012
NAMED AS ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S TOP 100 WINES BY JAMES HALLIDAY 2012
This wine is medium straw in colour with green tinges, suggesting freshness and youth but also richness of flavour. On the nose are aromas of pineapple, paw paw and passionfruit - a veritable fruit salad. The palate is equally reminiscent of a range of tropical fruits with a zesty, sherbet-like acidity and a clean citrus finish. Unoaked, the wine is crisp and refreshing.
This wine was made from Verdelho grapes, sourced primarily from our Sinclair Vineyards within the Goulburn Valley, Central Victoria. Grapes were picked and crushed during the cool of night so as to retain their fresh, varietal flavours. The juice was fermented cool to allow
the tropical esters and aromas to dominate, with the palate remaining fresh and clean.
The resulting wine is fresh, fruity and easy to drink, the only problem being you will need a second glass!
Wine Harvest Notes
The highly anticipated 2012 vintage has produced some excellent wines with beautiful balance and length of flavour. The harvest was short and fast with whites and reds ripening early in the season, and good Autumnal weather to follow. Overall the quality is a remarkable, and the resulting wines will live on for many years to come.
Great on its own or as an aperitif, this wine is also an excellent match with a wide range of foods including char-grilled seafood and vegetarian dishes.