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2015 Chalmers Montevecchio Bianco White Heathcote Blend
Co-fermented field blend of Vermentino (82%), Fiano (16%) and Moscato Giallo (2%). As an aside, the Montevecchio website is interesting for the way it pitches to a specific market. Within its style/theme it’s pretty well done too.
This is an easy wine to recommend. It feels and tastes good, and then finishes with a confident burst of flavour. Stone fruit, spice, chalk and wax. There’s a musky, floral, almost rosewater-like character here – which does nothing but add appeal. It’s a delicious drink, interesting, textural, with lots of spark.2017 - 2018
A co-fermented blend of Vermentino (mostly), Fiano and a smidgen of Moscato Gallo. All natural yeast. Fundamentally textural white wine. Perfumed and pretty in general, though crisp, but its key appeal is the way it feels as it rolls through the mouth. Stone fruits and spice. Almost into apricot. But dry. Not hard to enjoy, that’s for certain.
A blend of vermentino, fiano and moscato giallo; whether the total is greater than the sum of the parts I have no idea, but there are some interesting flavours here, including spiced baked apple. For the wine nerds, for sure.To NowAustralian Wine Companion 2013