Slankamenka Bela is an ancient white variety named after a municipality in the Vojvodina region of northern Serbia. It might sound like an expletive to some when vocalised but for the curious, its name appears to refer to the white grape from the town of Slankamen in that historic region and translates as 'salt-stone white'.
Brad Wehr is the brains behind amongst others the Amato Vino label. He was seeking the Sicilian variety Grillo at Ricca Terra Farms in the Riverland Region. What he thought was Grillo turned out to be after DNA analysis Slankamenka Bela instead. It is the only Australian region at present growing this variety.
A really interesting nose, something that knocks you back on your heels. No shortage of lift here with the aromatics. Grass, ginger, citrus, stone fruits, salami meat.
All in all, so well done and a delicious, quality wine. Go forth !
A wine to bamboozle your friends. This is a great find, an exciting, refreshing and easy to enjoy wine with a point of difference.
Rating: 93 Points. Website: http://amatovino.com.au