Edgebaston Honey Shale Hill 2013
An interesting, just off dry style with Sauvignon Blanc (74%) leading the way, along with Semillon and Viognier filling things out. The nose combines melon, white stone fruit and richer tropical tones with some of Viognier’s floral notes mixing nicely with the Sauvignon Blanc’s light herbal overtures aromatically. The palate is rich, with the sweet fruit picking up a smooth, creamy quality that spreads out across the mid palate, cut with some lengthening acidity that keeps this fresh and vibrant. Mouth filling with its exotic tropical and stone fruit flavors, yet possessing good drive from the wine’s backbone of acidity; this is a real crowd pleaser with great diversity, be it with food or just drinking on its own.
Sauvignon Blanc and a portion of the Semillon were fermented in Stainless steel tanks . Less stirring took place 3 times to develop a creamy texture to the wine. A small portion of the Semillon and all the Viognier was fermented in aged white wine barrels and blended back into the wine. Bottled with a small amount of Residual sugar to make the wine ideal for consumption with foods that have some fire!
Lovely yellow green tinged color with brilliant reflection of light. Nose of Papaya, melon and litchi. Palate is smooth and creamy with soft, tropical fruit notes of papaya, litchi and mango and ends with a fresh, long finish.