McPherson Family Series Verdelho 2015

Region: South Eastern Australia
Varietal: 100% Verdelho
Alcohol: 13.5%
Best Consumed: 2017 - 2019

The 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 vertiable 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.

Viticulturist Notes

This wine was made from Verdelho grapes, sourced primarily from our Sinclair Vineyards winthin 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

As a Winemaker, the challenges that each harvest brings never cease to amaze me. Just when you think you have an understanding of what's going on, another season hits bringing with it yet another challenge and a completely new scenario. In 2015 we had little rain and warm tempratures, leading to fast ripening, early in the season. Once temperatures cooled, things slowed down and we saw an increase in flavours and quality.

Food Recommendations:

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.