Sarah & Sparky introduce the 2010 Violinist
This gorgeous Verdelho, our only white wine, has a lovely, creamy texture, great acidity and long, persistent flavours of honeysuckle, pineapple and citrus. It’s all the things we love about white wine. We hope you’ll love it too.
The Violinist is named for the days when Sarah was made to play the violin right-handed in school, so that she didn't poke her right-handed neighbours in the eye with her bow.
The grapes were grown on the Gemtree vineyard in McLaren Vale and the Glen Moray vineyard in the Adelaide Hills.
33% of the Violinist was fermented and matured in 67% new American and33% new French oak.
Alc: 15.5% Residual sugar: 3g/L pH: 3.31
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All seafood, chicken, veal, cheese and dried fruits
'A blend of 1/3 Adelaide Hills fruit and 2/3 McLaren Vale, the 2010 The Violinist Verdelho gives intense aromas of lemon juice, white pepper, coriander seed and a touch of grapefruit peel. Crisp, rich and very full in the mouth (15.5% declared alcohol), this Verdelho provides a great intensity of spiced citrus flavors with some poached pears and apple slices coming through in the long finish. Delicious now, it should remain fresh and vibrant to 2013.' - 90 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, www.erobertparker.com
Nick’s Wine Merchants
‘Brilliant pale straw colour with watery hue. The nose displays lifted aromas of tropical fruits, spice and citrus. The palate is very full in style with concentrated mouthfilling flavours of tropical fruits and very ripe pear with a spicy back palate. Excellent texture. Clean finish with aftertaste of tropical fruits and spice. A very concentrated powerful example of the varietal that perhaps pushes the boundaries in terms of ripeness sacrificing some freshness and vibrancy. Drink now (2010).’ – 92 points, Nicks Wine Merchants, www.nicks.com.au
We Love Shiraz
‘Not over-oaked nor overpowered by grapefruit on the palate, the 2010 Violinist is a crisp, refreshing wine which will be a favorite at a summer party or with fresh seafood. I enjoy The Violinist with brunch foods, clams on the half-shell or an expertly prepared grilled salmon. The wine show hints of citrus, green apple, and pear. If you are not careful, you'll drink an entire bottle yourself.’ – 90 points, Brian Pasch, www.weloveshiraz.com
2009 The Violinist –WA 90 pts
2008 The Violinist –WA 90 pts
2007 The Violinist –WA 90 pts
2006 The Violinist –WA 92 pts and ‘Best Buy under $20’
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