Villa Maria ‘Single Vineyard – Ihumatao’ Auckland Verdelho 2013

Verdelho from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 11-Nov-2015
Bright pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues. The nose is full and solidly presented with aromas of savoury yellow stonefruit and tropical fruits along with a subtle layer of nutty barrel-ferment nuances. Dry to taste, the mouthfeel is fresh and lively with bright acidity a feature, enlivening the flavours of citrus fruits and yellow florals. Smoky and nutty oak detail adds complexing interest, and spice notes emerge. This has lovely clarity and vitality, with an underlying richness allied to textural grip. Linear and long. Fruit from 1.5 ha in the ‘Ihumatao’ vineyard, hand-picked and WBP, 22% indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc. and 4.2 g/L RS, the wine spending 5 months on lees. Certified BioGro organic. 18.5-/20 Nov 2015 RRP $29.99

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