Mr Mick Vermentino has grapefruit, apple and nashi pear aromas and flavours, modelled in the classic Italian style with just a touch of fruit sweetness to balance the refreshing minerality and spritely natural acidity
13th July 2015 ITALIAN STYLE , BUT TRUE-BLUE AUSSIE by David Ellis. WINEMAKER at Mr Mick Wines in the Clare Valley, Tim Adams and his wife Pam Goldsack (the company’s General Manager) were on the money when several visits to Sardinia had them thinking that a popular variety there, Vermentino would do well in their warm Clare Valley climate. And so quickly was their first production Vermentino snapped-up a year ago, it encouraged them to “really get behind the variety and increase the make” in coming years… so that now they’ve just released a 2015 that really hits the spot. Modelled in classic Italian style – Vermentino’s a mainstay in Liguria in the country’s north-west and Sardinia in its south, as well as in near-neighbouring (French) Corsica – the fruit for this true-blue Aussie Mr Mick Vermentino was sourced from a single vineyard in the south of the Clare Valley, and which has given the wine wonderful apple and nashi pear flavours. Excellent as a pre-dinner tipple on its own, at $17 a bottle from fine wine retailers you’ll find it a beaut match as well with pork loin chops with a quince paste, and oven baked.
Grapes were harvested at their peak flavour maturity from a single vineyard within the southern Clare Valley.
After a short skin contact time, the juice was separated from skins, cold settled and fermented for 14 days. Careful attention to fining ensures a rich and textural yet seamless palate.
It is a great wine just to sit, sip and enjoy for its individuality, or try with a varied range of food, particularly good with seafood!
Mr Mick was never one to shy away from progression and experiment with new concepts surrounding wine. Many of these became great, successful wines, well known in the Australian wine industry.
Mr Mick Vermentino follows a similar philosophy to the rest of the range, an ‘easy-going’ wine that creates interest and satisfies many palates. Being a popular Italian variety, Vermentino suits a broad array of cuisine.