The Chalmers family pioneered this versatile Sardinian white variety in Australia releasing Australia’s first home-grown wine from the variety in 2004, a wine that was recently cited by Max Allen in Gourmet Traveller magazine as one of the top 20 Australian wines of the past twenty years. There are now almost 100 producers working with vermentino, growing and crafting some amazing wines from a variety which is clearly thriving in many of Australia’s warmer growing regions.
Textured and savoury, this crisp vermentino shows aromas of hard Mediterranean herbs and subtle citrus fruits. The palate has fresh stonefruit and briny notes with a chalky mouthfeel and a lingering, pleasantly grippy finish of fresh acidity.
GI: Heathcote, Victoria