The Oliver's Taranga Vermentino is like that first squeeze of fresh lemon with a touch of mandarin and melon aromas intertwining. It exhibits beuatiful crsip dry flavours with a slight salty tang and a minerally finish. Fresh seafood is a must or pair with vietnamese salad.
Oliver’s Taranga Vermentino 2018
Light, fresh and crisp little number. Vietnamese salad and a glass. Perfect!
Grape Variety – Vermentino
Region – McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
Vintage – 2018
Winery – Oliver’s Taranga
Profile – light bodied, bright, crisp, tangy
Oliver’s Taranga is a family run property that was settled in 1841. Shortly after came the first plantings on the property. Now being cared for by sixth generation family members, the Oliver’s are considered one of the premium sustainably certified growers in the region. So much so that they are one of the few from McLaren Vale to provide grapes to Penfold’s. It is these grapes the constitute part for the illustrious Grange Shiraz.
Now guided by the effervescent winemaker Corrina Wright, these grapes are being showcased in the Oliver’s Taranga wine range. Corrina is fast earning the reputation for producing ultra-premium age worthy wines. Corrina is also gaining great recognition for her leading role in the “Women in Wine” movement.
Oliver’s Taranga has built it’s reputation on the back of the premium red grapes it grows. And the rich red wines it produces. The family is now focusing on the development of the new Mediterranean varieties and the wines they produce. These varieties are perfectly suited to the climate and soils in McLaren Vale. As a result, they are becoming a defining feature of the McLaren Vale region. The Oliver’s Taranga Vermentino is a wine that truly shows the ability of these Mediterranean varieties to excel.
Accolades & Awards
92 points James Suckling