Summerhouse, Verdelho, Marlborough
£21.49

Variety: 100% Verdelho

 Vintage:  2014

 Region:  Marlborough

 

Vineyard and Viticulture:

Marlborough’s temperate, maritime influenced climate provides ideal growing conditions for expressive wines with elegance & structure. The fruit is hand harvested when the flavours on the vine shows a broad spectrum of ripe flavours. 

 

Vinification:

In the winery, a small batch focus allows for careful flavour management and varietal expression. The fruit was whole bunch pressed, the juice then racked into seasoned Oak barriques where a combination of selected & wild yeasts were used for fermentation. Aging on lees with regular batonnage has built complexity, introducing the creamy autolysis that the wine displays.   

 

Tasting Notes: 

An expressive, full bodied Verdelho with lifted aromas of kaffir lime, orange blossom and ripe stone fruits. A touch of spicy oak, combines with creamy nuances to add palate weight and complexity. A succulent wine with fine fruit flavours that linger to a gentle, silky finish. Only 2,170 bottles made. 

 

Food Pairing:

Match to a range of shellfish dishes, or a fresh goat’s cheese salad.