Vino Intrepido Pound of Flesh Vermentino 2021 is a welcome return of Vermentino to the lineup. Vino Intrepido Pound of Flesh is different to the previous This Little Piggy Vermentino because it has been given more skins contact. In fact, Vino Intrepido Pound of Flesh was fermented entirely on skins and only pressed off once it was completely dry, then transferred to oak for 3 months before bottling unfiltered and unfined.
Vino Intrepido Pound of Flesh smells of almonds, apricot, lime, caramel with floral notes. On the palate, there is a gritty, nutty, exotic feel. Showing brine, cake, and a lovely acidic zing. This Vino Intrepido picks up on the back palate filling your mouth with flavours of bubblegum, caramel, menthol, and an almond finish.
Drink Vino Intrepido Pound of Flesh Vermentino 2021 over summer and enjoy it for the vibrancy and freshness. It’ll pair well with aromatic Thai style foods.
Vino Intrepido Pound of Flesh Vermentino 2021, and all wines are eligible for at least 5% off any six bottles. And 10% off any 12 bottles. Some wines will be at a more significant discount and not subject to further discounts.
Vino Intrepido is what happens when wine is made by a podcaster, traveller of the known and unknown wine world, father and nice guy to boot. James Scarcebrook, aka The Intrepid Wino, is a busy lad that loves wine. In 2016 he started a project for his interest and fun to see what it is like to make wine. And to see if he can make the wines express what he had in his head. In 2017 the range expanded from one batch to several, and this is the first release.
Vino Intrepido Pound of Flesh Vermentino 2021 Wine Review
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” Let’s crank the dial with a skin contact Vermentino. Every effort has been made to deliver a wine of textural pleasure, and that’s been achieved, but the mid-palate thins out quicker than hoped. It opens with poached pear and perry like aromas. Golden apples and skinsy feels are as expected but there is a waxiness that catches me off guard. A faint lick of lemon curd chimes in before ginger nut biscuit and arrowroot biscuity texture go to work. Fine white pepper raises its head late and that pushes through to the finish that sits on the tail of ginger spices, but where’s the mid-palate pleasure that was here a minute ago? Apart from the little bump in the road, this is a tidy drink.”
It is rather unfair, but not many people really consider Nagambie Lakes as a wine region. Let alone consider the quality that the region offers. As a sub-region of Goulburn Valley, Nagambie Lakes has a warm, temperate climate with below-average rainfall that helps to make top-level Shiraz. Especially from old-vines, Shiraz is a must-try. In its day, the Mitchelton Print Label was as good as any Shiraz in Australia. But Tahbilk has cornered the market on an expression of Marsanne that pays dividends when cellared for the long-term.
An impressive white grape suited to warm coastal regions from Liguria down to Bolgheri and Sardinia. Rich aromatics and great texture. Personally, I think Vermentino is the next big thing. Mainly because it is delicious, but it also grows well in the Australian climate. And it ticks boxes for lovers of Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris.
The invasion of “Sunshine in a bottle” put Australian wine on the map. The fruity, easy-going, somewhat samey wines were endearing for a short time. Then the next big thing knocked them off their perch.
This forced producers to increase quality and emphasise the distinctive terroirs of Australia. Of which, there are many. And many more yet to be discovered.
Wine is the result you get from fermented grape juice. There is proof of wine production dating back 8000 years ago. Fashions, innovations and many other factors have influenced the way wine has evolved over the years.
The wine grape is impressive. It contains everything you need to make grape wine except for the yeast, which lives on the outside of the skins.
Human inputs can influence the final product, including the viticulture (growing) choices. And the winemaker can shape the wine to a point too.
The best wines of the world often refer to terroir. Terroir is a French term that refers to all the climatic, geological and topographical influences on a specific piece of land. And it is true that neighbouring vineyards, grown identically, can taste noticeably different.
It is interesting to know that you can make white wine from almost any grape. The colour comes from the skins, and if there is no contact, there is no colour. White wines tend to be delicate, perfumed, higher in acid and lower in alcohol. It seems for this and many other reasons, it is hard to make an incredibly impressive white wine. But those that have mastered the art are indeed some of the best winemakers in the world.
It is a falsehood to think that white wine does not age as well as red wine. But it is correct that white wine, as a rule, doesn’t age for as long.
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