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The 5OS Project 2018 Vermentino


(4/5 stars)
Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

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Colour: Pale lemon Nose: An abundance of citrus fruit, white flowers and a distinct nuttiness at the close. Palate: Lime, grapefruit, green apple, white flower, almond and cashew come to the fore. The acid line is tight and bright. A hint of mineral at the back lends a delicious bitterness that is redolent of top Italian styles.

Vineyard: 100% Vermentino from McLaren Vale's Lopresti Vineyard. Winemaking: De-stemmed into 100% stainless steel for a slow ferment to build complexity. No oak used or needed to maintain freshness. Vegan friendly.

SILVER - Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2018

(4/5 stars)
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    This is surprisingly complex, I’ve always thought of the variety, certainly this version of it being a bit ‘why’d you bother’? White paint on a white canvas sort of thing… maybe I should have stayed true to my normal formula of not tasting the wines I’m writing up, could have waxed on about it being a lovely fresh citrusy thing, a perfect partner for the spring carnival sort of rubbish. I would had to have fleshed it out a bit, although Sammy’s long handed over the reins so I wouldn’t have been able to revert back to paying him out about his skin contact regime which had a couple of the early vintages smelling like my teenage lads room after the doors being suspiciously closed for too long. So the wine it is, looks good, tick, smells nice also, some liquorice, fennel root sort of aromas that are definitely opening up in the glass so another tick. The palate coincidently tastes very spring carnival, soft enough for your heals to sink into but a lovely, vibrant tension throughout and just the right amount of Aperolesque bitterness on the finish to keep it focused. I’m still not 100% convinced this is time perfectly well spent but it’s certainly not anywhere near a waste of any and there’s no surprise it is many of the crews go to drink when the sun’s up and about. Three ticks….nod to MK. SG 8/10

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