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Stone Dwellers

2018
Vermentino
Stone Dwellers Vermentino Bottle Shot
92 Points

This wine is pale straw in colour with a fresh green tinge. On the nose are aromas of tropical fruits, pawpaw and passionfruit. The palate is light with fresh tropical flavours.

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The 2018 season was long, dry and mild. A very solid vintage for most varieties. We have been learning about how best to manage our vigorous Vermentino vines for nearly a decade and this year we decided to be extreme in reducing the yield. After a number of thinning operations throughout the season we reduced the yield by about a third. In doing so, we have boosted intense varietal character. This is certainly the best Vermentino we have made to date.
The fruit was picked from a single vineyard on our Upton Run block in the Strathbogie Ranges. The grapes were picked during the night on 15 March, 2018. We harvest in the cool of the night to ensure fruit temperature is low to preserve primary fruit flavours. The grapes were then crushed with open rollers to minimise phenolic extraction to help create a more delicate wine. We chose to ferment this wine in stainless steel between 13-15° Celsius, using QA23 yeast to promote aromatic fruity flavours.
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