Here’s another textural delight from Ray Costanzo. Small white flowers and citrus aromas spill from the glass. There’s a sprinkle of spice with a wash of lemon juice at the death, but that lingering textural thing Ray has perfected with some of his white wines sits pretty well.
Many Vermentinos wipe the slate clean at the finish but this just loiters with intent. Partial barrel ferment the key here. Whatever Ray is doing with this variety, I hope he doesn’t change it.
Region: Granite Belt
Reviewed by Queensland Wine, November 27 2014