Color, nose and palate
The colour is pale, green straw. The nose has hints of ripe melon, grapefruit and musk with a citrus blossom lift. The palate is textured with layers of white peach and delicate Muscat characters. Lower residual sugar allows the natural fruit sweetness to come through, highlighting the rich tropical fruit characters.
Food recommendations: Enjoy with seafood, spicy foods or just as a drink on its own.
Cellaring potential: Drink while young.
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The Jessica is a refreshing, vibrant, fruity wine made from 100% Verdelho. A wine full of flavour but with optimal acidity to give a zesty finish. Cold fermented in stainless steel, settled and fined and bottled early to retain freshness.
The Hunter 2014 was an excellent vintage for whites and reds. There was good rain in November when rain is needed, followed by well below average rainfalls between September and February. All our white grapes were harvested by the 28th of January.
Terroir: The soil and conditions in the Hunter Valley produce a Verdelho that is unique to this area. A zesty, rich wine with typical tropical fruit flavours and good acid. This Singleton vineyard has older vines running east west which help to avoid harsh direct summer heat on the fruit. The volcanic clay soil also adds some mineral structure to the wine.
Region: Hunter Valley
Harvest Date: 28th January 2014
Sub Region: Singleton
Elevation: 120m ASL
Residual Sugar: 6.9 g/L
Vine Age: 16 Years
Titratable Acidity (tartaric): 7.6 g/L
Grape Varieties: 100% Verdelho
Vines per Ha: 2250
Volatile Acidity: 0.3 g/L
Pruning Method: Spur SO2 post bottling (free/total): 40/112 ppm
Training Method: VSP Trellis
Bottled: 14 May 2014
Harvest Method: Machine
Fining/Filtration: Milk & Fish Products/0.45µm
Production: 798 dozen (750ml)