2018 Little Demon Verdelho
Colour Pale straw in colour with light green hues.
Nose Fresh notes of lime, pear, granny smith apples and lemon sherbet.
Palate The palate is fresh and vibrant with flavours of lime juice, cut pear and followed with a zesty lemon tang.
The grape quality for the 2018 harvest was formed by having a good wet season in 2017, but a dry season ensuing, which prevents excessive vigour or disease problems. Summer was unusually dry, there was as little as 10mm of rain from 1st of January to mid-April. Favourable summer ripening weather with daytime temperatures in the high twenties, with cool nights, led to fruit in great condition at picking. The good condition of fruit going into the winery allowed winemakers the freedom to give unrushed care for the fermentation period. Crop yields were 15-20% down on Vintage 2017 compared to average.
Varietal Composition Verdelho 100%