Country: Australia Region: McLaren Vale
Vintage: 2017 Colour: White Style: Dry
During summer, native Bearded Dragon lizards find their way into grapes destined for the winery. Luckily for the lizards, the gentleness of our crusher allows them to pass through the ordeal slightly shaken, but unharmed.
A flourishing bouquet with flashes of pineapple, pear drop, honey suckle, raw cashew and a hint of sea spray. In youth there is a reasonable volume of fruit, although the palate still manages to appear taught with a sorbet like freshness to the acidity. Flavours err on the savoury side, preserved lemon, spice, cold stone with just a ripple of lemon butter. The finish has a beeswax nature to it but once again the perfectly pitched acidity and slightly saline tail will urge you to take another sip. Fresh and savoury in youth, promising to deliver even greater complexity and texture with time.
Food Matches: A versatile wine that can be equally enjoyed on its own, aperitif style, or with a wide range of spicy foods, white meat and seafood focused dishes.