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2018 White Label Saxonvale Verdelho

Margan Verdelho has been coming from the old Saxonvale vineyards for many years now. Andrew does 3 pick program for it where we pick early for acid, middle for balance and late for tropical rich spiciness. In 2018  we picked Block 15 (a 5 acre 40 year old block) separately because it had all of the components we look for in the one batch of fruit. The natural ripeness and acidity balance will ensure this wine drinks well young but also will mature beautifully.

Region Broke Fordwich, Hunter Valley

Vineyard Saxonvale Vineyard

Block Block 15 (planted 1978)

Colour  Pale Straw

Nose  Pine lime, green apple, lavender

Palate  Pineapple, White Peach, fresh lime

Tasting Notes  White stone fruit, and floral aromatics combine with  a finely textured palate and generous mouthfeel. Strong acidity gives line and length to a crisp and dry finish.

Food Match  Baja Fish Tacos, Chilli Mud Crab

Cellaring  Enjoy now or cellar for 5 - 10 years

Winemakers Notes  Low yielding, ripe and clean fruit at full ripeness was a hallmark of the excellent 2018 vintage. The grapes for this wine were hand-picked and cold fermented in stainless steel tanks to maintain elegant aromatics. The  rich volcanic soils of the Broke Fordwich sub-region of which this fruit is sourced, leaves its footprint by way of a uniquely generous texture and  mouth feel at a young age, allowing this wine to be easily approached now and also to age gracefully over the next 5- 10 years.

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