What’s life without a little pandemonium right? I definitely know the type of pandemonium I like in my life, and that comes in the form of a wine bottle. Yes, I’m talking about Pandemonium Estate in Perth’s Swan Valley.
Today I want to introduce you to The Verrine, the demon of impatience. Maybe that is why this bottle didn’t last long unopened? Haha!
I was kindly gifted this bottle by my lovely friend Nicola who works at the Pandemonium cellar door and also does some writing for the TC!
Verrine is made from a blend of Savagnin and Chenin Blanc grapes. You’ve probably come across Chenin before, but maybe not Savagnin.“Sav-van-yin” is not Sauvignon Blanc. It is a white grape which is most famous in the French town of Jura. Wine Folly has mentioned Savagnin as one of the 3 Wines that will Change the way You Think About Wine – I’d definitely recommend checking out the post.
So what did we think about the wine?
It’s a pale gold colour in the glass. The nose has a rather flinty-lime aroma to it with orange zest, a hint of toffee and some floral/herbaceousness to it. A really intriguing nose that made me keep going back for another whiff. In the mouth it has bold acidity with flavours of pear and apricots mixed with lemon and lime citrus and a nearly oil-like texture on the finish.
This wine was given to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!