Gorgeous Fruit Held by Fine Structure
Village Belle Barossa Valley Vermentino 2015
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Benjamin found this exciting wine a few months ago and after many trials, most of which I tasted, it is satisfying to have it in bottle and for sale. Recall that the first commercial Chardonnay only made its appearance in the late 1970s. So if you have ever wondered where the other old European varieties, like Vermentino, with a history going back perhaps 1000 years, have been - well it takes time.
I have been drinking Vermentino on and off for 40 years mostly under Italian labels and always thought it had a future in Australia. You also have to bring customers along on the journey of discovery though Australian wine drinkers are now a pretty adventurous group, the reason why so many unfamiliar varieties are at last appearing in shops. Recall at Glug we have a simple ethos of buying good wine no matter what it is called as the rule is – close your eyes, have a sip, if it tastes good who cares what it is called.