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Hastwell & Lightfoot Vermentino 2018

Special Price $20.00 Regular Price $25.00
Crisp, zippy and salty, this lovely Vermentino also offers pendulous stonefruit enlivened by lemonzest and grapefruit. Lovely by itself, even better with grilled fish.
Hastwell & Lightfoot Vermentino
Wine Specs
Variety
Vermentino
Region
McLaren Vale, SA
Vintage
2018
Winery
Hastwell & Lightfoot
Winemaker
James Hastwell
Body
Medium
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2023
Bling
4.5 stars Winestate, 94pts Kim Brebach
Alcohol %
13
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Organic
No
Vegan Friendly
No
Hastwell & Lightfoot have been growing grapes for the last 30+ year in McLaren Vale. They are a tiny producer, producing less than 5000 dozen a year of high quality reds and whites spanning alternative varieties like Vermentino, Fiano, Tempranillo and Barbera through Aussie mainstays including Shiraz and Cabernet.
McLaren Vale, SA

Region

McLaren Vale, SA

Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowne ...
Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowned Shiraz producers, accounting for roughly 50% of grapes crushed annually. Read Full Article
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Hot climates hot cultivar: An introduction to Vermentino

Variety

Hot climates hot cultivar: An introduction to Vermentino

The hot vintages of the 2008 and 2009 growing season definitely put South Aussie vineyards ...
The hot vintages of the 2008 and 2009 growing season definitely put South Aussie vineyards through their paces, especially in the hotter regions. For many vignerons these record heat conditions punished vines, stalling flavour development while sugar levels raced ahead. While there have been plenty of good and even exceptional wines made, many of these wines carry the double albatross of excessive alcohol and dead fruit even after reverse osmosis. In hotter regions particularly, many traditional varietals suffered, with low yields, excessive baume and loss of varietal flavour being just some of the side effects. Varieties commonly found in the warme ... Read Full Article
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Hot climates hot cultivar: An introduction to Vermentino
Hot climates hot cultivar: An introduction to Vermentino

The hot vintages of the 2008 and 2009 growing season definitely put South Aussie vineyards through their paces, especially in the hotter regions. For many vignerons these record heat conditions punished vines, stalling flavour development while sugar levels raced ahead.

While there have been plenty of good and even exceptional wines made, many of these wines carry the double albatross of excessive alcohol and dead fruit even after reverse osmosis. In hotter regions particularly, many traditional varietals suffered, with low yields, excessive baume and loss of varietal flavour being just some of the side effects. Varieties commonly found in the warmer parts of Europe fared much better in terms of vine health during the heatwave and fruit quality when picked. I wondered to what extent these extreme vintages would influence the planting of warm climate cultivars like Vermentino and if Vermentino has a viable mainstream future. You may well ask why I wondered,
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McLaren Vale, SA
McLaren Vale, SA

Less than 40km south of Adelaide, McLaren Vale is another one of South Australia's renowned Shiraz producers, accounting for roughly 50% of grapes crushed annually.

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