2019 Wines Of Merritt Vermentino

Margaret River, WA

A very serious look at Vermentino from Margaret River, one of Australia's finest examples of this crunchy, characterful variety.


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About The Wine

Winemaker Nick James-Martin makes a particularly good fist of Vermentino - walking that fine line between racy and flavoursome that the best Sardinian examples manage to achieve.

The key to making Vermentino interesting is picking at the right time. Nick nails it with this wine, getting the fruit right in the sweet-spot where the flavours are full but the acid is still fresh and zippy.

Then, by fermenting it as cloudy juice, he builds weight and texture around the linear spine of the wine. It's a top rendition of the variety here in Australia.

About Wines of Merritt

Nick and Sarah James-Martin stay away from Margaret River cliche and forges his own low-intervention path, making small delicious batches of alternative varieties.

Transplanted South Australians, the first wines under the Wines of Merritt label were released in 2017. Look out for Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc and a cracking version of Vermentino.

Winemaker Nick James-Martin
Winemaker Nick James-Martin
Margaret River, WA
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From The Producer

From a vineyard on the sea side (~2km to Indian Ocean) of Caves Road in southern Yallingup. The fruit was hand-picked and wild fermented using cloudy juice in stainless steel, this helps layer texture.

No added acid, no malolactic, the wine has been filtered gently and no fining took place to retain the textural nature of the wine.

Bottled at just under 11% this Vermentino shows all the oyster shell & saline character we often find in Sardinian examples. Bright, fresh & clean (though with texture).

Closure : Cork
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Nick James-Martin
Winemaker Nick James-Martin
Margaret River, WA
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The Wine Front

Geographe does vermentino through the lens of winemaker Nick James-Martin. Whiffs of flint and green apple, green melon, a little mute in perfume but good flavour follows. Light and bright style, lemon squeezed on green apple, a lick of chilli and pepper, curiously finishes with a tonic water lick. A little tinny but that’s ok, it’s a light fresh white style so that kinda works. Good vibes drinking here - Mike Bennie.

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    lovely wine, will keep an eye out for these guys!

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