2022 Vermentino

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THE YEAR THAT
Hugo & Kingsley confirmed that the Vermentino berries tasted ‘good’

Vermentino 3 WEB | 2022

This Vermentino is a light, fresh and crisp little number that will make you feel like an invigorating sea breeze is whipping through your hair. Smash it down with anything fresh from the sea or a spicy Vietnamese salad.

TASTING NOTE

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AROMA
A field of clover, a squeeze of lemon over fresh fish, lemon rind, fresh lychee and oyster shell.
PALATE
Zesty lemony acid, fresh meadow florals, white flowers and sea breeze. A touch of fruit tingle on the finish. Talcum powder tannins and acid drive give long a savoury finish.
WINE & VINTAGE

A native of Italy, Vermentino is generating a lot of interest in the wine community due to its heat tolerance and ability to produce beautiful crisp and fresh wines, perfect for the Australian palate. 2022 was a solid vintage and the Vermentino excelled. Made with indigenous yeast and no oak.

HISTORY

With 100 ha of premium grapevines on the Taranga property, the Oliver family has over 50 blocks representing different grape varieties, clones, soil types & vine ages. Each vintage, different varieties & blocks will show their strength and from this has been born the ‘SMALL BATCH’ range. Made in small batches of less than two tonnes, these wines have been handcrafted to speak of both the variety and the vintage in which they have been produced.

WINE MAKER
Corrina Wright, 6th Generation
SMALL BATCH PRODUCTION
9882 bottles
GRAPE VARIETY

100% Vermentino
(pron. VERM-IN-TEENO)

REGION
100% McLaren Vale
COLOUR
Pale Straw
ALCOHOL
12%

WHAT THE WRITERS HAVE TO SAY

2022
Q Wine

From one of the best Vermentino producers in Australia, this Oliver's Taranga 2022 is screaming for those long lunches with friends that make your cheeks sore from too much laughing.

Happiness and extreme refreshment in a bottle - get better. A whiff whisks you off to the seaside. That sea spray scent oozes relaxation mode. Sit back and embrace generous squeezes of lemon that partner the freshness and crisp acidity on off. A hint of herb flitters away in the background with a flash of green apple peel as tonic-like feels add a moreishness through the mouth.

Hello lunch time! A ripper! Drink now.

94 points
Nicole Bilson

As one of the early adopters of this grape (planted in 2009), Oliver’s Taranga continue to impress. Tasted in July, less than two months after bottling, this has aromas of lime leaf, pineapple sherbet, and country vanilla custard slice with passionfruit icing.

There is also a lovely mineral note, like the seashell-studded sands down the southern end of Port Willunga beach. It skips across the palate, playful and vibrant. Lots of citrus and Nashi pear. There’s a lovely pithy texture and tangy kiwi fruit acidity.

With a dash of cute, the label tells us that Brioni Oliver’s (Operations Manager’s) kids proclaimed the grapes ‘good’ and ready to pick. It looks like the future of Oliver’s Taranga is in safe hands.

90 points
Jeni Port

Starts with a sunny fruit entry in subtle shades of citrus and apple. Vermentino never shouts, but is nevertheless highly effective in delivering unadulterated, immediate drinkability.

Here it is in a nutshell or, rather, a glass. Lip-smacking lime, grapefruit pith, touch of green apple tartness and almond skin, finishing with a nougat-like roundness, all of which is delivered with good line and length. Here, the driver is a refreshingly zippy acidity. The bitter phenolic finish sometimes associated with the Sardinian grape isn’t immediately apparent but there’s a pleasant hint., just the right amount.

91 points
Huon Hooke

Very pale, watery colour; bright and youthfully fresh musk-stick aromas, the palate delicate and restrained, young and still a little in its shell. The finish is drying and refreshing with a peppery note that lingers.

89 points