The Hunter Valley is the home of Verdelho in Australia. It is an early ripening variety that is ideally suited to our growing conditions. Crisp, refreshing and fruit driven, Verdelho is the perfect companion to a long summer lunch.
The grapes for this wine were sourced from two vineyards in the Broke-Fordwich region of the Hunter. The 2016 vintage was ideal for early ripening varieties such as Verdelho. The lower yielding vines produced extraordinary flavours and we harvested in late January at a Baume of 12.5.
Only the free-run portion of the fruit was used to produce this wine, thereby maximizing the intensity of the flavours. The juice was then fermented at 13 degrees in stainless steel ensuring a steady fermentation period. The wine was held on yeast lees for 6 months to add flavour complexity and a creamy texture to the palate.
Our Verdelho is loaded with tropical fruit flavours and a long citrus finish. In 2016, the fruit was sourced from the historic Roxburgh vineyard in the upper Hunter Valley and without the use of oak to showcase the true flavours of the vineyard.
The fuller flavours and great texture of Verdelho make it a great choice with a wide variety of dishes or simply by itself.