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Vermentino 2017

SECOND VINTAGE produced in South Africa,
Releasing date: 18 July 2018 – Mandela Day. 
Tasting Notes:
Vermentino taste is a quite difficult to define in few words. This is because Vermentino has higher levels of phenols which contribute to its subtle bitterness on the finish–a taste often described as green almond. A glass of classic Sardinia Vermentino will offer up lively aromas of pear, white peach, lime and pink grapefruit with subtle notes of crushed rocks and citrus zest.
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Vermentino 2016

First ever produced in South Africa, sold out in June 2017
91/100 rated by Tim Hatkins and as follows described by Mirna Robbins:
“It’s an intriguing wine, quite difficult to define: firstly it is distinctly different from local whites,. I detected floral notes and pear aromas on the nose, along with the first hint of minerality. On the palate a little oiliness, similar to some semillon, allied to an elegant mix of citrus backed by flint.  The almond that I  learned is characteristic did not come through to me nor did the bitterness at the finish, but  there was a defnite briskness.  I savoured this complex and fascinating wine and have been thinking about what to pair it with – perhaps stuffed courgette flowers or fritto misto di mare?  Or what about Pollo all Diavola? Perhaps the Dalpiaz couple will suggest further recommended Italian favourites…”

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