Title edited and link to bottle image added after the first two comments below received.
Now here’s a rare wine in very respect. Made from
Sauvignon Blanc Viognier and Verdelho, on the Grantie Belt in Queensland. Made in an amphora – one only – which sits proudly on display in the Ridgemill cellar door. Under screwcap in a 500ml bottle, and sensibly so, this is the kind of wine you might only want a glass or two of, unless these high skin contact wines light your fuse.
The colour is a tad darker than you’d expect for a 1 year old wine, but its the aroma when you first know this isn’t from the cookie cutter. Musky at first, moving to acetone, then a skinsy ripe citrus peel laid across passionfruit and melon. The taste is immediately pithy tangy citrus, laced with musk and infused with heaps of gingery, apricotty phenolic skin contact. These pokes about a bit here and there, and is good for a glass or two. Its flavour profile that carries this, and there isnt any great deal of acid and of course no oak invovled. No idea how to rate it, but I suspect it is good, somewhere around the 86 or 87 mark on the Book Club scale.
Couldnt may my hands on a bottle image – but There is one on the QWine blog here.