McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate 1913 Series Vermentino
The Hanwood Estate 1913 Series of wines is a celebration of the year the McWilliam family became pioneers of the Riverina wine region.
A floral and lemon citrus nose with more subtle aromas of honeysuckle flowers and fresh garden herbs.
A crisp and light bodied wine with grapefruit and guava contrast and a creamy yeast mid-palate from partial barrel fermentation to liven the flavours. The finish is refreshing and long from the natural acidity of this unique variety.
If you're looking for value in the 'alternative varieties' arena then you've found a mark here. This white feels good in the mouth, offer flavours of citrus, nectarine and assorted herbs and flowers, and finishes fresh and slightly steely; the latter in a positive way.
This is another of the McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate 1913 range, which marks the year John James McWilliam moved the family company’s centre of operations to the Riverina. This 2014 white is the first vermentino produced from Hanwood and it is pale straw in the glass and has tropical fruit salad scents. The front palate introduces zesty kiwifruit flavour and the middle palate brings forth elements of green apple, guava, mineral and restrained creamy oak. River stones acid comes through at the finish. Get it on mcwilliamscellar.com.au or at the cellar door in Jack McWilliam Road, Hanwood. Vermentino is one of Australia’s fastest growing alternative varieties and its origins are on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, France’s Languedoc-Roussillon area and the Italian island of Sardinia.