Monday 13 July 2015

Mr Mick Clare Valley Vermentino

David Ellis

A REWARDING pre-dinner tipple, also a great match with
pork loin chops with a    quince paste and oven-baked.
WINEMAKER at Mr Mick Wines in the Clare Valley, Tim Adams and his wife Pam Goldsack (the company's General Manager) were on the money when several visits to Sardinia had them thinking that a popular variety there, Vermentino would do well in their warm Clare Valley climate.

And so quickly was their first-production Vermentino snapped-up a year ago, it encouraged them to "really get behind the variety and increase the make" in coming years… so that now they've just released a 2015 that really hits the spot.

Modelled in classic Italian style – Vermentino's a mainstay in Liguria in the country's north-west and Sardinia in its south, as well as in near-neighbouring (French) Corsica – the fruit for this true-blue Aussie Mr Mick Vermentino was sourced from a single vineyard in the south of the Clare Valley, and which has given the wine wonderful apple and nashi pear flavours

Excellent as a pre-dinner tipple on its own, at $17 a bottle from fine wine retailers you'll find it a beaut match as well with pork loin chops with a quince paste, and oven-baked.

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