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Vermentino is a white wine grape variety found on the western islands and northern coastal Italy. It is also to be found in the south of France.
The variety is generating excitement in both winemaker and consumer circles in Australia as a white wine grape capable of producing a wide range of wine styles. Di Lusso Estate was the first wine producer in Australia to release a Vermentino varietal wine, from the 2004 vintage.
The 2014 release was our first using a combination of fruit grown on the estate and Orange fruit (necessary because of severe frost experienced at di Lusso in the spring of the 2014 vintage).
The fruit was machine harvested. It was then crushed, pressed, cold settled and the clear juice separated from the solids by racking. The juice was fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel to dryness. The wine was left on lees until just before stabilization and clarification prior to bottling in June 2014.
The fruit achieved ripeness at a blended Baumé of 12.8 - higher than its predecessor. The 2014 release is once again made in the unoaked style, permitting the wine to express more clearly its distinctive varietal characteristics - aromas of citrus, green apple and pear, supported by a palate where the same crisp citrus fruit flavours prevail. Acid is firm without being aggressive, providing freshness and a cleansing finish.
Earlier releases of our Vermentino have remained lively for up to four years, but probably best enjoyed in its youth – with fish, shell fish or chicken.
Residual Sugar 2.1g/L
Total Litres 3382