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Brown Brothers Vermentino

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Brown Brothers Vermentino

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Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
The blessing of a slow-ripening season is a stylishly textural and elegant wine of lifted pepper notes and subtle nashi pear flavours, built more on mouthfeel than fruit. This makes it delightfully food-versatile, ready for action with sushi and sashimi.
Wine Taste Special Edition 59
92
Peter Forrestal (2008 Vintage) says
Now I need to confess that I'm a sucker for vermentino. I fell in love with it in Italy a few years ago and gulp it down (sip politely) at every opportunity. Having said that, I enjoyed this in the tasting and didn't know what it was until after our scores and comments had been revealed. Vermentino is found chiefly in Sardinia and it is such a good quaffing wine because it has refreshing acidity, which cleanses the palate. This has great texture and weight and feels terrific in the mouth, with some coolish pear flavours and a lively finish
Quaff 2010 2009
Peter Forrestal (2007 Vintage) says
I fell in love with this bright, refreshing Sardinian varietal on a media trip to Italy, when I took every opportunity to try as many different examples of it as possible. There are a few in Australia at present, with more on the way - and we're doing pretty well with the variety. This is fresh, clean and vibrantly fruity with a characteristic bitter almond finish that cleanses the palate.
Quaff 2009 2008
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Particularly well made; an interesting variety for a warm climate; one-third barrel ferment has subtly added to the structure; an appealing mix of stone fruit and citrus with acidity woven through on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
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Peter Forrestal (2006 Vintage) says
I fell in love with vermentino from Sardinia a couple of years ago in the restaurants of Italy. There, while there's still some warmth in the air, it's a brilliant restaurant white. With the 2006 vintage, Brown Brothers appear to have captured the essence of the variety: it is zesty, refreshingly bright yet savoury, and finishes with taut, quartzy acidity that leaves a trace of bitter almonds.
Quaff 2008 2007
Ken Gargett (2006 Vintage) says
Vermentino is another of the exciting white varieties we've picked up from Italy and are developing here. Brown Brothers in particular have long been pioneers in bringing the untested to the uninitiated and they are to be commended for it. This gtape may turn out to be more of a workhorse than a superstar in Australia, but it's still early days. If this wine's any guide, it will make some laid-back, aromatic whites for early and very enjoyable drinking.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
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James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Quite fresh, fragrant and fruity, with notes of orange and mandarin; good acidity. The first release of this Italian variety for Brown Brothers.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
87
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
Here they go again, spruiking some dodgy new grape even the wine geeks have to look up. From Spain originally, they tell us, this has travelled to Italy (Sardinia and Liguria) by way of Corsica. Whatever. If it produces sexy little wines with attractive stone-fruit and pear flavours like this, then be prepared to hear more. Presumably Napoleon drank it, so one thing we know it doesn't do is promote growth
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2007 2007

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