• Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen

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2020 Pfeiffer Vermentino

A fresh, dry, wine with enticing aromas and flavours of pear, orange and citrus with a crisp, savoury finish.
Normal Price: $25.00
Wine Club Price: $22.50
Description
Availability SPECIAL RELEASE

Grapes Vermentino

Vintage 2020

Seal A screw cap has been used on our 2020 Vermentino to maximise it's flavour and freshness, and to eliminate the chances of cork taint.

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Fruit Sourcing Central Victoria 
 
Harvest Date March 2020

Vintage Like most of south eastern Australia, Rutherglen experienced dry conditions in winter and spring of 2019. Our annual rainfall for 2019 was well below the average 565mm, with only 356mm falling for the year. With such low rainfall, we were forced to commence irrigation in late September to try to build canopy strength. Irrigation continued throughout the rest of the year, constantly throughout the summer and also during the harvest.

Unfortunately, like many other wine regions in Australia, we experienced the devastating effects of the 2019/2020 bushfires, and the impact of smoke exposure to our vineyards, both the family owned and our long term growers.

After extensive analytical and organoleptical testing of both our fruit and micro ferments (we conducted 70 micro ferments prior to the start of vintage), we made the heartbreaking decision to reject approximately 70% of our normal intake.

Fortunately, we were able to draw on our industry friends and colleagues, who helped us source fruit from other regions across Victoria, that weren’t smoke affected, including Great Western, Bendigo, Heathcote, Nagambie and Swan Hill.

Generally speaking, yields were naturally low, due to the continued dry conditions of the season. The quality of the fruit that was harvested was very good, particularly in the reds. The low yields saw very good colour development, with the fuller varieties of Shiraz, Durif, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo being the highlights of the season. Our white varieties were expressive of their varietal characters, with the textural varieties of Chardonnay and Vermentino being the highlights.

Winemakers Comments Our 2020 Vermentino is a medium bodied, dry white wine, with lovely aromas of grapefruit, almonds and dried herbs.  The palate is creamy and complex, with juicy citrus fruits, a gentle nuttiness and a clean, refreshing finish.  

Partners Vermentino loves food that is light and fresh – try it with either Seared scallops in a Salsa Verde sauce; Asparagus, Ham and Ricotta Pizza; or Artichoke, Asparagus and Fennel Salad.

Cellar Enjoy now until 2026.

Vegan Friendly Vegan No | Vegetarian Yes.  Produced with the aid of milk products and traces may remain.

Yeast QA23 – to promote varietal characters and aromatics.

Allergens Preservative (220) Added

Technical Details Res. Sugar 1.59 g/L        
pH 3.11
TA 7.14 g/L        
Alcohol 13.5 % v/v