2015 Willem Kurt Vermentino

2015 Willem Kurt Vermentino

Region:Alpine Valleys (Ovens Valley) , VIC

Style:Light Bodied

Producer:Willem Kurt

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Plenty of drinkability, interest and value all tied up in this little wine. A find.

RRP $25.00


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Vermentino as a grape variety may not have the pizazz of some of its Italian amicos, but when done well it can make some excellent, dry white wines. This is one Vermentino that is definitely done well. It comes from a producer new to us - Willem Kurt. The wines are sourced from various sites around the Alpine Valleys in Northeast Victoria (this comes from the Oven Valley), and are put together by experienced winemaker Daniel Balzer. The name 'Willem Kurt' comes from combining the middle names of his two sons. It's very much a boutique, family-owned-and-run affair. Vermentino isn't blessed with overt flavour, so clever winemaking techniques like Daniel has employed here - things like varying levels of post-crush skin contact and some use (50% here) of older oak - do wonders to work complexity into the wine. In their excellent 91 and 92 point reviews of the 2014 vintage, Gary Walsh and Campbell Mattinson both emphasised the wine's structure, balance and mouthfeel as being its key features. The 2015 follows in the same vein, and is a wonderfully refreshing, more-ish, food-friendly wine. Plenty of drinkability, interest and value all tied up in this little wine. A find.

What it Tastes Like

"The aim was to maintain the fresh citrus and pear flavours, but also extract the fine texture and ginger notes that makes Vermentino so enjoyable." - Daniel Balzer


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