Small Victories Vermentino

Small Victories Vermentino

750ml
RICCA TERRA FARMS | VINTAGE 2021

WINEMAKER’S COMMENT

We love this take on Vermentino, the fruit is juicy and present and there is a lovely crunchy acidity, which gives the wine some definition on the palate – Cheers, Jules

$25.00

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Wine Details

Style fruity and flavoursome
Aroma fresh pink grapefruit and sweet limes
Palate fruit salad and zesty lemon tart with a very subtle textural note giving the wine a quenching palate with a hint of sweet peppercorn
Drink now!
Food think fish and chips and a spicy mayo or corn chips and guacamole with a big squeeze of fresh lemon or lime

Vineyard

Variety Vermentino
Vineyard Ricca Terra Farms, Riverland
Soil sandy loam over limestone

Winemaking

Season the sun is normally shining in the Riverland and 2021 was no exception! Frost can be a nuisance, however the spring leading to this harvest was kind.
Winemaking this wine comprises of two parcels of fruit, trying to make the most of some riper fruit characters in one block balanced with acidity and freshness from a second block. Picked on a cool morning, the Vermentino had a little skin contact time before pressing on arrival at the winery. The fruit was fermented clean to make the most of the vibrant fruit characters and then bottled after a short time on lees in tank.
ALC/VOL 12.5%

Reviews / Awards

It’s nicely done. It has flavour, it has texture, it has freshness. Citrus, lemon mostly, with stonefruit in solid support. There’s a whisper of seaspray here too, just a whisper. It’s both perfumed and dry. It has that kind of gentle/dry/semi-savoury sophistication that makes drinking it a joy. -Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
From Ricca Terra farms in the Riverland of South Australia, this wine is the palest of pale lemon in the glass and has gorgeously pretty aromas of jasmine and mandarin blossom, lime zest and white peach. It is juicy and textural but balanced with a lovely line of acidity, and the lime and jasmine flavours linger on. You could easily enjoy a few glasses before lunch but it’s super food-friendly too: perfect for some antipasto of prosciutto & chilled rockmelon in the sunshine. Delish. - Melissa Moore, winepilot.com
Fresh and bright and so delicious. -Brett @aussiewinetasting
Spring in your step, energy, vibrancy. This the common theme with this version of vermentino. So excited to see this variety thriving on Australian shores. From nose to palate this wine is literally singing a loud song out of the glass – ripe limes, soft kiwi fruit, white pepper. The mouth coating palate is lit up by bold citrus components – more pink grapefruit vibes here, and it has this classic salty purity & texture that makes for one harmonious finish. A wine to keep coming back to, a wine I’d happily sip solo, but if you had some pacific oysters handy I’m definitely in, no dressing needed! - Matt Dunne, winepilot.com
Attractive, fresh lemon and white-peachy nose with genuine fruit-focused appeal. The palate has juicy yet quite soft and appealing flavor. Enough acidity to carry it fresh on the finish and make an easy-drinking, fresh dry white. - Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com