Oliver’s Taranga Vermentino 2023
McLaren Vale is proving to be an ideal home for this beloved Italian white variety. This wine is part of the Oliver’s Small Batch program for parcels of less than two tonnes. It is worth keeping an eye on this series, as it often throws up some gems. 2023 was a cool vintage, meaning the quantity picked was down on usual, and so it has been reinforced with some Riverland fruit. A very pale lemon hue here, the nose offers hints of pears, minerals and some bitter almond evident towards the finish. There is some serious length to this wine and good force as well. With plenty of flavour, enjoy this over the next year or two. A fine Vermentino.