Ashbrook Estate

Ashbrook Estate, Margaret River Verdelho (2016)

Regular price $17.99


  • Varietal: Verdelho
  • Style: White
  • Region: South Western Australia 
  • Notes: Complex spice and honeysuckle and developing
    nutty and toasty characters.
  • Producer: Ashbrook Estate


Spicy, full flavoured dishes


The 2016 growing season at Ashbrook was typified by warm sunny days and
cool nights with no harsh weather events recorded. Three inches of rain two
weeks prior to harvest gave the vines a healthy boost and resulted in no disease
pressure at all due to Ashbrook’s predominantly lyre trellis system. A bumper
and lengthy Marri blossom also meant Silver-eye bird damage was negligible
which was well received by the vineyard team after a hectic 2015 season
juggling netting. All said and done the white varieties were harvested at
optimum flavour ripeness. Yields were slightly below average but the quality
was impeccable. An inch of rain before the red harvest was again beneficial for
the vines and grapes were picked in perfect condition. Yields were of average
size with the 2016 vintage characterised by flavours developing at lower sugar
levels across all varieties.

A vibrant, unwooded style of Verdelho with lashings of fruit aromas on the nose
marrying with tropical fruit flavors and hints of spice on the palate. The wine
stays focused and finishes crisp and dry yet has a powerful and refreshing length
that makes this wine the perfect accompaniment to spicy, full flavoured dishes.
Famous for its natural acidity, this variety ages beautifully. Cellaring for more
than five years rewards with complex spice and honeysuckle and developing
nutty and toasty characters.