Fox Creek Vermentino 2012 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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Overview

2012 had a moderate ripening season and low yields, with harvest of this late ripening variety occurring in late March. Although the grapes took their time achieving flavour ripeness, the moderate temperatures allowed the development of the fresh delicate flavours and the variety naturally retains crisp acidity. The wine was blended to express its finesse and texture, combined with the lower alcohol and lighter style, allows the wine to match beautifully with food.

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

Expert Reviews

“A light crisp wine, dry on the finish. It has a florally nose, with lemon citrus flavours and some tangy orange notes as well. Like so many Italian whites, it goes up a gear with food -such as seafood on the hotplate.”Sydney North Shore Times, Rick Allen. July 2012

“The grape is of Mediterranean origins, but this zingy inaugural Fox Creek Vermentino shows it is finding a happy home in McLaren Vale and other Australian wine regions. The wine is pale lemon and has tropical fruit salad aromas. Gooseberry flavour comes through on the front palate, green apple and sherbet characters chime in on the middle palate and mineral-edged acid holds sway at the finish.” Newcastle Herald, John Lewis. June 2012.

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw.

Aroma

Crisp blend of grapefruit, mandarin, pineapple, pear and bickfords lime juice cordial.

Palate

This wine shows a supple mid palate, crisp acidity and great length, featuring a delicate blend of mandarin, peach, pear and a hint of pineapple.

Ageing Potential

This wine is suited for early drinking and will retain fresh fruit characters for the next year. This wine is made to be enjoyed whilst it is young.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal, McLaren Vale Wine Show 2012

Silver Medal, Catavinum World Wine and Spirits Competition 2013

Silver Medal, Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2012

Bronze Medal, Sydney Royal Wine Show 2013

Bronze Medal, National Wine Show of Australia2012

Bronze Medal, New Zealand International Wine Show 2012

Vintage
2012
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Other White Varietals
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.4%

Winery Profile

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It all began when a group of medicos decided to realise a lifelong passion - creating a wine from bare earth and sunshine. The earth was found at McLaren Vale, one of South Australia's premier wine regions, renowned worldwide for its Shiraz and other red wines. The sunshine was free.

When Jim and Helen Watts bought the 32 hectare Fox Creek Vineyard property in 1984, they were advised against planting vines as the soils were heavy clay. The property had previously been used for growing barley and grazing sheep. Undeterred by the sceptics, they selected and planted fine quality cuttings and nurtured the young vines. Their labours bore fruit - extraordinary good quality fruit - that was lovingly converted into supreme quality wines. Under the skilled guidance of the winemakers, the wines came to life!

Leader of the pack and the first wine made at Fox Creek was our 1994 Shiraz, which won the Trophy for the best wine at the McLaren Vale Wine Show in 1995. McLaren Vale is the gateway to the Fleurieu Peninsula and is home to some of the best produce and vineyards in the country. With over 76 wineries in McLaren Vale along, visitors can spend days experiencing some of the best wines in the world.

Fox Creek has three company vineyards or approximately 60 hectares of vines. The vineyards are within a range of 5 kilometres, near the village of Willunga.On our vineyards we grow most common grape varieties. The red varieties are our specialty, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The white varieties grown are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho and Semillon.

Fox Creek has always protected and enhanced the areas surrounding the vineyards with plantings of indigenous native trees. These provide habitat, food and shelter for native birds. Our focus is to be environmentally friendly and only use sustainable practices if possible. We strive to minimise the use of any chemical or other artificial agents.

All of our vineyards are hand pruned to control vigour. Hand pruning also controls cropping levels which are kept quite low, enabling us to produce small berries full of concentrated flavour and colour.

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