First Ridge 2017 Vermentino


First Ridge 2017 Vermentino

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First Ridge Estate is passionate and dedicated to growing and producing the finest Italian varietals in the region. Wines to excite the senses, evoke conversation and rouse passion. Wines to be shared and enjoyed around a table of abundant food, friends and discussion, not unlike a vibrant Italian table. 

Made by experienced winemaker James Manners, who is passionate about the region, the unique soils and showcasing how Italian varietals can flourish.

Our Strength is in the suitability of these varietals to the unique aspect and ancient soils of the vineyard. Producing lively, yet elegant food friendly wines. The North to North/West aspect, well ventilated slope. Careful management of vine canopy and fruit thinning all culminate to ensure even ripening and fruit intensity.

The Vermentino was harvested at 12.5 beaume when flavours were optimum, they were whole bunch pressed and fermented in stainless steel tank and then matured in a combination of older tight grain 300L French oak barrels for texture and stainless steel tank to maintain and freshness and aromatic lift. 

Bursting with fresh pear, pineapple and citrus fruit on the nose. The palate is bone dry with bright lemon pith, pear and a savoury hint of anise rising to excellent length and character. Enjoy now to 2018.

Alc/vol 12.8 %   
pH 3.32. 
TA 5.20g/L