Planted in 2010 the Cortese grows at 500 metres in the cool Adelaide Hills. The grapes from a single, low-yielding estate vineyard are fermented in stainless steel. The wine has already had some rave reviews overseas, particularly at the VinItaly Exhibition last year where according to winemaker Joe Ceravolo the Piedmontese could not believe what they were tasting, the prominent white flower aromatics of the variety so similar to their own acclaimed Cortese di Gavi DOCG.
This is a clear straw yellow coloured wine. Offers lifted aromas of a grassy field, lily of the valley perfume, green apple and yellow plum.
Moderate acidity and light to medium body. Lime, beeswax and honeydew palate, some minerality and fine tannins. Slightly tart edges but smooth in the main. Has that dry Italian steely savouriness that will make it ideal with food. Elegant and impressive.