The 2018 Picolit is the product of an extremely rare and old Italian grape variety and the quality conditions of the Turners Crossing vineyard at Serpentine.
The vineyard itself rests on the banks of the Loddon River some 45km northwest of Bendigo where the soil is typically a medium clay loam infused with a ridge of limestone pebbles that influences a neutral pH across the profile.
Climatic conditions at the site generally include warm to hot days during summer and throughout the growing season with mild night time temperatures just below 200C.
This Picolit is unique with its delicate, yet complex characteristics, which reflect the balance of acidity and sugar that lends itself well to dessert wine production.
Colour: Golden, straw colour.
Aroma: Typically Picolit offers aromas of honey, pressed flowers and candied orange peel with peach and apricot flavours.
Palate: This Picolit palate is a complex blend of stone and citrus fruit with a full mouth feel.
Ageing: Ready to drink now, but will most likely continue to improve for 3-4 years with careful cellaring.
The vintage: The lead up to Vintage 2018 saw a wet winter followed by a humid spring with a few cool snaps around bud-burst in some areas. The summer was conversely warm and dry and fruit production was generally very good.
Food Friends: Gorgonzola cheese, mille-feuille and vanilla bean ice cream with caramel sauce.
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