2012 David Treager Maranoa Verdelho

The Maranoa brand takes its name from an historic farming property near Nagambie in central Victoria. Winemaker David Treager knows Verdelho like the back of his hand, crafting dry styles since 1990 to national and international acclaim.

This current release is a light green coloured wine. Engaging fresh tropical fruit aromas of guava, melon, pineapple and honeysuckle. 
Minerally, punchy and spicy upon entry. Not a fat wine but has a generous flavour profile that again reminds of a grapefruit, melon and guava fruit cocktail. Slight creaminess through the mid-palate. 

Crisp, balanced, approachable acidity drives through the palate and adds to the intense mouth-filling characteristics of the Verdelho. 
A little hot mid-palate but it doesn't take away from the overall enjoyment of this dry, mid-weight wine. There's a persistent spicy, lime and melon finish that really satisfies. 

There's a lot to like about this underrated variety that deserves more attention here. 

Source: Gift. ABV: 14.7%. Closure: Screw Cap. Price: $18.00. Rating: 90+ Points. 

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