2017 Varietal Verdelho
Hunter Valley (NSW)
Machine harvested in the cool of the night the fruit was then crushed and pressed. Once the clear juice had settled, it was racked and inoculated with an aromatic yeast strain and fermented cool. Once ferment was finished the wine remained on lees for two months before being prepared for bottling.
VINEYARD / SOIL
Pepper Tree's Hunter Valley vineyard is in the Mount View area of the Lower Hunter Valley in the sheltered foothills of the Brokenback Range and covers 38.5 ha of plantings. The Mount View area contains 3 small protected sub-valleys with highly favourable soils influenced by the large proportion of limestone in the underlying rocks. Terra Rossa clays over crumbly limestone and free draining red and brown clay loams cover hill slopes and are planted to red varieties as well as Chardonnay. Alluvial loams along the vineyard's creek flats are ideal soils for Semillon and Verdelho.
TA: 6.3 g/L
7.7 Standard Drinks
The 2017 Verdelho has lifted tropical fruits with hints of musk, spice and guava florals. A full flavoured fruit - packed palate, with ripe tropical fruits, well balanced with great mouth feel and a long crisp finish. This fresh and expressive style offers consumers a new alternative in 'designer white wines', that is a perfect match with our modern Australian cuisine.
2017 VAR Verdelho (731.15 KB)