2011 Yalumba Vermentino

I tasted this one at the Toronto Vintner’s Club. I had never heard of the grape before so had to look it up. Turns out it’s an Italian varietal. Pale in color with a slight green hinge. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely minerality along with citrus/lime notes. The wine is medium in length on the finish with some nice acidity lingering. It has some nice mouth grip. It is very Sauv blanc like for me. I bet it’s very food friendly. I would give it an 88-89. It’s $19.95 on consignment from B&W wines.

From B&W’s web site:
Tasting notes:
A pale green straw in colour, the Yalumba Y Series Vermentino 2011 has prominent aromas of jasmine and white nectarine, complemented by lashes of cumquat and sandalwood. The palate is fleshy and almost salty with grapefruit acidity and a textured finish, making this a very refreshing wine. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

90 points, James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)
“Pale quartz; has a fragrant and flowery bouquet leading into a deliciously fresh lemon sherbet/lemon zest plate, and a bright finish. An amazing achievement to keep the yields under control in ’11.”


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