A verdelho grown in the Hunter Valley, and made in Western Australia might have an identity issue, but luckily this one remembered it's passport. In true verdelho style, this is a light, highly glugable wine that shows scents and flavours of tropical fruits, with a lick of soft spice. It's all supported by bright, friendly acidity and a dry finish that will see it match well with seafood or Thai cusine. It's not desgined to cellar, so get into it whilst it's young!
The Verdelho grape is very well suited to the Hunter Valley region. This wine displays lifted spicy notes with youthful fruit characters. The palate is bursting with intense passionfruit and pineapple flavours. The clean crisp acid compliments the long, lingering finish. Excellent with Asian dishes. Stelvin cap.
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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Here the telescope swings to the Hunter Valley; once again, there is clear varietal character that has been carefully preserved in the winery; there is a fleeting hint of spice on the bouquet, half-suggesting some oak (there is none) and adding to the interest; the fruit is luscious and sweet within the usual fruit salad spectrum, but with pineapple more obvious than most.To 2014Australian Wine Companion 2013