Paisley Patch Verdelho
Notes from the Winemaker- Away from the hustle and bustle of some of Australia’s largest cities, vineyards flourish. In the southwest of New South Wales, the Verdelho vines for Paisley Patch ripen to perfection. Vintage 2016 was an exceptional wine across Australia, with slightly warmer and drier conditions, nearly perfect weather for vines.
This Verdelho comes from 18-year-old vines that grow in alluvial red clay layered over silty loam. This soil yields bold wines and helps to keep vines cool and with plenty of access to water in drier conditions. Harvest began a little early across the country - these Verdelho grapes were brought in in mid-February. Parcels were sorted, bag pressed, and fermented at cool temperatures.
They also received two months gross lees contact before final blending. The result is a wine with bright fruit indicative of the soil and cool fermentation with a fuller mouthfeel due to the lees contact.
Wine: This wine is pale straw in color with some green highlights. The bouquet shows lifted aromas of pineapple, mango, and lime zest. On the palate, zesty citrus and melon are complemented by racy minerality and balanced acidity