Chapel Hill Verdelho 2011 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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$190.80 per case
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Overview

Verdelho is a beguiling variety that evokes a fantastic array of drinking possibilities due to its stunning versatility. Verdelho’s luscious and vibrant characters render it perfectly compatible to a myriad of cuisines and occasions. The variety Verdelho originated in Portugal and is ideally compatible to the maritime climate of McLaren Vale and it was amongst the first white varieties to be imported (c. 1825) intoAustralia.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Very pale straw-green; the cool vintage has led to aromas and favours more often found with sauvignon blanc, but are nonetheless attractive, lime and lemongrass to the fore. Rating 89 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (DEC/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

The Verdelho is phase harvested in order to showcase the three distinct flavor profiles of the variety that are apparent during the ripening process. The first are the grassy, pungent characters accompanied by lively natural acidity. The second displays tropical fruit flavours and the third is that of a beautifully scented honeysuckle blossom.

As a consequence of the phased harvesting, the 2011 Verdelho displays an intriguing and feisty array of flavours which includes kaffir lime leaf, passionfruit and honeycomb all leading into an endearing textural finish.

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Verdelho
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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A leading medium-sized winery in the region. In 2000 Chapel Hill was sold to the Swiss Thomas Schmidheiny group, which owns the respected Cuvaison winery in California as well as vineyards in Switzerland and Argentina. Wine quality is as good, if not better, than ever. Winemaker Michael Fragos was named Winemaker of the Year at London's International Wine & Spirit Competition '08. The production comes from the estate plantings of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, verdelho, savagnin, sangiovese and merlot, together with purchased grapes from McLaren Vale. Exports to all other major markets.

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