McPherson Family Series Verdelho 2013

Region: Goulburn Valley, Central Victoria
Varietal: Verdelho
Alcohol: 14%
Best Consumed: Now

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 pinepalle, paw paw and passionfruit - a veritable fruit salad.  The palate is euqally 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. 

Viticulturist Notes

This wine was made from Verdelho grapes, sourced primarily from our Sinclair vineyards within the Goulburn Valley, Cenral Victoria.  Grapes were picked and crushed during the cool of the night 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 summer of 2012 / 2013 was hot and dry - the hot weather ripening grapes out of the 2013 vintage early and the dry spell allowing the sugars to develop fully.  Balancing sugar and acid was tricky this year, however the vintage ended with a bang with great flavour ripeness being achieved at the last minute.  2013 will go down as a cracking year, with excellent overall quality.

Food Recommendations:

Great on its own or as an aperitif, this wine is also an excellent match with a wide range of food including char-grilled seafood and vegetarian dishes.