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Monday, 13 February 2012

Taylor's Winemaker's Project Vermentino 2011

Love the concept: allow your winemaker(s) to play with the varietals they want to, and in the manner they wish.  Push themselves and the boundaries of conventional winemaking, but also telling that story via the little booklet that comes with the wine.  

Grower is certified organic but this wine doesn't state that it is.  Regardless, beautifully fresh aromatics: pear, grapefruit and a hint of honeydew melon.  It's lively, fresh, zippy and zesty - excellent acidic approach through to the wine's conclusion.  Feint sea mineral at the back end, moderate length.  Dangerously drinkable.  89 - Good (could quite happily give an additional point for the story telling too). 

Source: Sample
Price: $22
Alcohol: 10.5%
Closure: Screwcap

1 comment:

  1. Vermentino is fast becoming a favourite of mine. Between that and resurgent Riesling, the old NZ SB is in for a rocky rise I think