2017 Leaf Series Verdejo
Verdejo is a rarely seen Spanish variety in WA. Aromas of fresh citrus and light floral notes. The palate shows a fleshy softness with abundant fruit flavours and a light refreshing finish.
2017 vintage started late, two to three weeks later than the preceding couple of years. Early ripening varieties such as Chardonnay were harvested at the end of February through the first half of March. The reason for this was the mild, cool spring weather experienced all across the southern part of the state. This can be quite beneficial as cool ripening conditions helps maintain the fresh, bright aromas of white varieties and reduced alcohol levels.
The Verdejo grapes were machine harvested in the cool of night to retain freshness and to avoid oxidation. The grapes were placed through a destemmer to remove unwanted stalks before being chilled down to the bag press. The next stage involved gentle pressing to a stainless steel tank for cold settling of solids. The clear juice then racked to another tank for fermentation. Fermentation was maintained at temperatures sub 15 degrees C.
Pale straw in colour. Aromas of fresh citrus and light floral notes. The palate shows a fleshy softness with abundant fruit flavours and a light refreshing finish.
Keeping with the Spanish theme we suggest a seafood tapas dish such as chargrilled squid would be a great match for this Verdejo.
- Region:Margaret River
- Alc / Vol:12.1%
- Optimal drinking:Now until 2021