This blog celebrates Australian wines that are produced from alternative, emerging or rare grape varieties, hopefully piquing interest and inspiring people to broaden their palate and enjoy some of our more esoteric, commercially made libations.
Reviews of wines from boutique producers, of avant-garde blends, of mainstream varieties grown in atypical regions or of organic/biodynamic, natural and small batch wines are posted also.
Another release from the team at Green Man in Central Victoria and it's a corker, even though it is under screw cap ! Biodynamically grown, dry farmed, hand crafted with little intervention it was awarded a silver medal at the 2015 AAVWS in the crisp, fresh and dry Vermentino Class. There is another category for fuller-bodied ones.
The 2015 is pale yellow in colour with very attractive aromas of florals,
nashi pear and bathroom perfumes.
It feels crisp and zingy on the
palate with a green apple, lemony lift through the centre.
Tastes fresh and vibrant with a
talc-like texture of nashi pear, green apple and bitter herbs. Aromatic, dry
and slatey. Has the length, good structure and plenty of character.
It's a beautifully balanced mid-weight
wine, the lemon acidity keeping it seamless throughout. On the finish a subtle lemonade-like sweetness adds interest. Not hard to enjoy. Delicious drinking.