This Special Release Verdelho is a single vineyard wine sourced from the Lovedale subregion in the Hunter Valley. The vineyard is planted near an old creek and features finer, sandy soils which is ideal for growing premium white grapes in the Hunter Valley. 2020 was the 4th successive year of drought conditions, and produced dense, robust whites with soft, approachable acidity.
Harvesting took place in the very early hours of the morning when the grapes were at their coolest. Back in the winery, they 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 wine has intense varietal characteristics with aromas of limes, sweet fruit and some spice. The palate is well balanced with the fruit sweetness balanced by a soft acid finish.
Alcohol – 13%
Cellaring – Designed for immediate enjoyment