"What's the story? This wine from Langhorne Creek, SA, smells of green herbs, lemon rind and jasmine. Citrus-like fruit leads the charge in your mouth and racy acidity makes for a dry finish. Drink with Fettucine with zucchini, ricotta & lemon."
Matt Skinner, BBC Australian Good Food Magazine (Aus), May 2010
“This white grape is grown across the Mediterranean – and now in Langhorne Creek. It not only copes well in hot weather (it sailed through the blistering conditions of late January and early February 2009 in south-eastern Australia) but produces crisp, citrusy, refreshingly moderate (12 per cent alcohol) summer seafood wine to boot.”
Max Allen, Gourmet Traveller Magazine (Aus), February 2010
"Vermentino produces mouth-watering whites that are perfect with fresh salads. This example from Langhorne Creek is compact and subdued with smells of green herb, lemon rind and jasmine. Bright citrus-like fruit leads the charge in your mouth, while racy acidity keeps things on track through to a dry, savoury finish."
Matt Skinner, The Sun-Herald Sunday Life Magazine & The Sunday Age Sunday, 31 January 2010
"On more than one occasion, I have admitted all in print. I'm a vermentino fancier. I fell under the sway of this Sardinian grape variety, as you would, on a working trip to Italy. I loved its refreshing zesty acidity and crisp, clean, savoury lines. It just seemed to fit with the food and lifestyle of Italy. I should say that as I moved further into Italy's northern region, I started to find more attraction in some of the varieties that are native to those areas and where cool climate whites are all the rage. I do remember thinking - three or four years ago - that vermentino would be ideally suited to some of Australia's warmer regions, more so than varieties that have traditionally been planted there. So far, I've like the Brown Brothers Vermentino and enjoyed the Chalmers version from the Murray Darling. But I've admired none more than this fresh, bright summery number from Yalumba. Wonderfully sparse yet classy packaging too. The 2009 Yalumba Vermentino is pretty subtle and delicate with dried herb and lavender aromas and flavours, is bright, freshing and pure, has an attractive tangy mouthfeel and crisp cleansing acidity. Rating: Bloody Good."
Peter Forrestal, www.quaff.com.au, (Aus), January 2010
89 points - "A crisp, lively, dry white for summer quaffing, this wine shows lovely restraint for its warm climate Langhorne Creek orgins. Its subtle flavours of mint leaf and pear make it the perfect thing to serve with virtually anything cold and fresh."
Tyson Stelzer, WINE100 Magazine (Aus), January 2010
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