Chapel Hill ‘il Vescovo’ White 2012 Review

Posted: January 14, 2014 in Australia
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Chapel Hill ‘il Vescovo’ White 2012Chapel hill il

Style: Dry white

Region: McLaren Vale, SA

Overview: Summer is here. Forget the other side of the world, and their complaints of polar vortexes, for we are in God’s own oven, roasting, frying and begging for relief. Wine slakes our thirst but now is not when we crave the oak and body of a Chardonnay, nor even the racy acidity of Riesling or Semillon. What we crave is tropical and balanced, refreshing yet flavoursome. Our saviour comes in the form of Chapel Hill’s il Vescovo White, an innovative blend of Verdelho, Savagnin and Rousanne. These varieties are very different in origin yet, here in this blend, they complement each other to make an impressive summer wine.

Tasting note: Pineapple aromas leap from the glass, followed by elegant tones of lemon, talc and jasmine. The lemon character on the palate is slightly waxy and rind-like. It’s crisp and fresh too with lovely texture and acidity.          

Final Say: When not throwing it down to combat the heat, this wine is best enjoyed with food. $15.99 a bottle.

Score: 16.5 out of 20

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