The sunny weather here in Melbourne today has made me think it’s the perfect temperature to crack a crisp, refreshing white wine. What sort of crisp, refreshing white wine do you ask? A Vermentino that’s what!
A Vermentino is an Italian variety, that’s not all that common here in Australia – similar to the Fiano, which was my second wine in the advent calendar.
This wine hails from Mr Mick in the Clare Valley located in South Australia. It’s here where the climate is perfect for Italian varieties to grow in, as it’s hot and dry.
This Vermentino has a slight acidity to it from the citrus and a smoothness from the pear. Once finished sipping you’re left a lingering finish. An absolute delight!
“This wine has grapefruit, apple and nashi pear aromas and flavours, modelled in the classic Italian style with just a touch of fruit sweetness to balance the refreshing minerality and spritely natural acidity” http://www.mrmick.com.au
Serve this one from an ice bucket and you’ll be saying bellissimo in no time!
Until next time winos