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Sparkling White

Grapes:    Chardonnay    /Pinot Noir                         
Alcohol:    11.5% Al.                           

Region (fruit sourced):   
Home Block, McLaren Vale
Style:  Light to Medium bodied

 

History

Having emigrated to Australia from central Italy, they continue the Italian tradition of making spicy pork sausages, year-long cured prosciutto and strongly flavoured salted cod at their McLaren Vale home.  The vineyard covers 40 acres and most of the root stocks are over 40 years old.

Winemaker Notes

Produced from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, grown on the family home block in McLaren Vale.  The nose displays lifted aromas of tropical fruit and citrus with hints of yeast.  This is a fresh wine on the palate with vibrant tropical fruit characters.  Hints of yeast and balancing crisp acidity complete this wine perfect for any celebration.  Drink very chilled now with friends.  

Pat and Vicky’s Perfect Partners...

For Pat and Vicky Vasarelli, the pairing of food and wine is as much of an art as their lively marriage.
Serve this wine as an aperifif or with a selection of lightly grilled seafood or canapés. 

Cellar Door Serving Suggestions

Drink now with friends.  Remember to serve this sparkling well chilled.  Delicious with freshly chucked south Australian oysters and a squeeze of lemon or lime juice.


Enjoy………….Buon Appetito


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Chardonnay Family Reserve

Vasarelli Wines of McLaren Vale - Chardonnay Family Reserve

Grapes: Chardonnay

Alcohol: 13.5%

Region (fruit sourced): Home Block, McLaren Vale

Style: Full-bodied

 

Background

The Chardonnay was the first white variety that the Vasarelli’s planted, back in 1978 at the Vasarelli ‘Home Block’. In 1995 the first Vasarelli Chardonnay Family Reserve was released since its introduction, Chardonnay has, not surprisingly, established a stranglehold on white grape plantings in the region.

 

Winemaker Notes

In exceptional vintages, we select the best varietal parcels to be bottled under the “Vasarelli Family Reserve Label”. This special Family Reserve Chardonnay was produced from ultra-premium fruit from our single vineyards of 30 year old vines. Mild gold colour, with rich complex fruit and driven with excellent varietal fruit character, finished with an elegant citrus tinge and oak complexity. In exceptional vintages, we select the best varietal parcels to be bottled under the “Vasarelli Family Reserve Label”.

 

Pat and Vicky’s Perfect Partners...

For Pat and Vicky Vasarelli, the pairing of food and wine is as much of an art as their lively marriage.
This will pair deliciously with strongly flavoured dishes now, and mellow cheese or mild salami after a couple of years bottle age.

 

Cellar Door Serving Suggestions

This will pair deliciously with strongly flavoured dishes , antipasto or cheese platters. Vicki Vasarelli herself recommends it with the popular Pollo Paradiso.

Vasarelli Pinot Grigio

Grapes: Pinot Grigio

Region (fruit sourced): Finnis 3, Currency Creek

Style: Light Bodied - Medium

Alcohol: 13%

Per Bottle: $20
1/2 Dozen: $110
Dozen: $230

Background

Pinot Grigio is a dry white wine produced from the grape varietal commonly grown and exported from Italy. The term "Pinot" roughly equates to "pine cone" in Italian, a testament to the shape the clusters take upon growing. The word "Grigio" essentially means "grey" which is descriptive of the traditional grayish color of the grapes. Planted In 2006 at Currency Creek along with four other varieties (Vermentino, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Lagrange), it was first bottled under the Vasarelli label in 2010.

 

Winemaker Notes

With a pale gold colour, pure varietal fruit characters of apple, apricot, pear and hint of peach. Soft mixed flower characters are evident in the background. Light body with roundness and pleasant mouth feel. Good balance, long finish, clean, mouthwatering, and a tad spicy - yet delicate.

Vasarelli Vermentino

Grapes: Vermentino

Alcohol: 12.5%

Region (fruit sourced): Finnis 3, Currency Creek

Style: Medium

Per Bottle: $20
1/2 Dozen: $110
Dozen: $230

 

Background

Vermentino is an aromatic white wine variety whose native habitat is now the Italian region of Liguria and the Mediterranean islands of Sardinia and Corsica. The variety has the ability to produce wines with firm acidity and good flavour even under the hot conditions experienced in some recent vintages. Like the Pinot Grigio it was first planted in 2006 and first bottled in 2010.

 

Winemaker Notes

Vermentino is a pale lemon hue with silver tints. It has a delicate nose showing lemon and peach. Crisp and refreshing it has a rounded body with delicate fruit intensity, well integrated alcohol and is nicely balanced.

 

Cellar Door Serving Suggestions

Best served intensely chilled and accompanied by our light Seafood dishes such as our Calamari Fritti Con Sale e Pepe. Also perfect with starters or canapés such as our Antipasto Platter.

Vasarelli Moscato

Grapes: Muscat

Region (fruit sourced): Home Block, McLaren Vale

Style: Sweet

Alcohol: 6%

 

Background

Moscato is a low alcohol wine often sweet and a just a little bubbly. Over recent years low alcohol sweet or semi sweet wines under the name Moscato have become very popular in Australia. The appeal of these wines is that they are very refreshing, the natural acidity of the wine is offset by the sweetness, but they are not overwhelmingly sweet. Many occasional or novice wine drinkers find these wines more palatable than overoaked Chardonnay or astringent Sauvignon Blanc.

 

Winemaker Notes

The key to making Moscato is to capture the natural fruity, spice aroma and flavour ofthe Muscat grape. The grapes are crushed and pressed quickly then the clarified juice is put in a pressurised fermenter. During fermentation the carbon dioxide is captured giving the wine its ‘frizzante’ character. The ferment is stopped early leaving the grapes natural sugar and flavour intensity as the wine’s key feature. Close your eyes and think of fresh grapes, that’s what Moscato tastes like. The colour is pale yellow and there are very fine bubbles. The palate is fruity and fresh with a lovely crisp finish.

Vasarelli Pinot Noir Chardonnay

Grapes: Chardonnay 95%, Pinot Noir 5%

Region (fruit sourced): Home Block, McLaren Vale

Style: Sparkling

Alcohol: 11%

 

Winemaker Notes

Produced from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, grown on the family home block in McLaren Vale. The nose displays lifted aromas of tropical fruit and citrus with hints of yeast. This is a fresh wine on the palate with vibrant tropical fruit characters. Balancing crisp acidity complete this wine perfect for any celebration.

 

Cellar Door Serving Suggestions

Drink now with friends. Remember to serve this sparkling well chilled and with a selection of lightly grilled seafood or canapés. Pasquale Vasarelli himself recommends it with delicious fresh local oysters and a squeeze of lemon.



Enjoy………….Buon Appetito

Vasarelli Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Vasarelli Wines of McLaren Vale - Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Grapes: Semillon 70%
  Sauvignon Blanc 30%

Region (fruit sourced): Home Block, McLaren Vale

Style: Medium - Full Bodied

Alcohol: 12.5%

Per Bottle: $25
1/2 Dozen: $140
Dozen: $280

Background

The Sauvignon Blanc was planted in 2000 along with the Chardonnay at the new Vasarelli ‘Young Block’. The Semillon however was one of the very first varieties planted by the Vasarelli’s, back in early 1978.

 

Winemaker Notes

This wine is produced from both Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes which were hand picked from the home block. Mid straw with golden glints, pure varietal fruit characters of green apples, lemon and grassy herbal hints. Some soft tropical fruit characters are evident in the background. The beautiful lifted fruit and herb flavours of the Sauvignon Blanc add greater dimensions to the lemony Semillon fruit. It’s fresh and lively on the palate with a zingy, zesty finish.

 

Cellar Door Serving Suggestions

Drink now with friends and serve in a chilled glass before a meal, to stir up the taste buds. This wonderful 2010 of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc also goes well with our Antipasto platter served in our restaurant.

Sauvignon Blanc Family Reserve

Grapes:    Sauvignon Blanc               
Alcohol:    10.5%                                

Region (fruit sourced):
Home Block, McLaren Vale
Style:

 

Background

Pat and Vicki Vasarelli emigrated to Australia from central Italy in the 1960’s and  they continue the Italian tradition of making spicy pork sausages, year-long cured prosciutto and strongly flavoured salted cod at their McLaren Vale home.  Their ’home block’  vineyard covers 40 acres and most of the root stocks are over 40 years old.

Winemaker Notes

In exceptional vintages, we select the best varietal parcels to be bottled under the “Vasarelli Family Reserve Label”.  The result is the sort of ready-to-drink Sauvignon Blanc we like—rich in fruit, yet still fresh and lively on the palate.  Perfect to enjoy now or over the next 2 years.  The colour is mild straw with fresh fruit characters of tropical fruit, green apple, lemon and lychee fruit, quite typical of a warmer climate. 

Pat and Vicky’s Perfect Partners...

For Pat and Vicky Vasarelli, the pairing of food and wine is as much of an art as their lively marriage.
A classical McLaren Vale Sauvignon Blanc—the sort of wine that perfectly complements simple fish dishes we love to eat at home.

Cellar Door Serving Suggestions

Drink now with friends and serve in a chilled glass before a meal, to stir up the taste buds. 


Enjoy………….Buon Appetito