2013 Sittella Verdelho Swan Valley Western Australia
Pale straw-green; rich fruit salad and cream style; no shortage of flavour, ready now. Trophy Best '13 Verdelho, Swan Valley Wine Show '13.
Really exciting wine...the back story on this is that while in college I once found a few closeout cases of Swan Valley Verdelho in a random rundown corner shop liquor store...long story short, the stuff was delicious and it became our house wine for as long as the supply lasted! While traveling in Swan Valley some years later I was excited to taste this lovely bottle from Sittella and be transported back to my first discovery of Verdelho from Swan Valley. The region has a long history of producing the varietal but it was originally used for fortified wines like the ones of its ancestral home the island of Madeira. The multiple award winning 2013 Sittella Verdelho is dry, fresh and combines citrus flavors with richer, fleshier stone fruits and even some lush tropical notes. The wine is soft and generous in texture with gentle but pleasant acidity keeping it focused and long on the palate. Really worth checking out! Another stellar wine from Colby at Sittella. (Ryan Woodhouse K&L Australian Wine Buyer)