Special Release Verdelho is a blend of two of the best parcels of Verdelho fruit of the vintage. Sourced from Pokolbin Hills and Stevens vineyards which are both situated at the Southern end of Pokolbin at the base of the Brokenback range. The growing season for the 2021 vintage was one of the wettest in a decade, with over 1,000mm of rainfall received for the 12 months prior to harvest. A cool summer gave us even, stress-free ripening, all of the fruit had wonderful flavours balanced by a high natural acidity. Harvest took place in the early hours of the morning when the fruit is at its coolest. The grapes were lightly pressed and then fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures before bottling early to maintain freshness.
An unwooded, early drinking style, the nose has an abundance of tropical fruits with an underlining spice. The palate is well balanced with a juicy fruit sweetness balanced by a bright acidity.
Alcohol – 12.5%
Cellaring – Designed for immediate enjoyment