The 2016 Bingham Vineyards Vermentino is marked with aromas of white flowers, lemon pith, vanilla, and pineapple, with a subtle buttery quality. On the palate you’ll find this light bodied wine rich with flavors of lemon custard, buttered toast, lychee, and flowers. Long on the finish, this white wine has a crisp acidity which means it’s both an excellent food wine, and one you can hold onto for a few years.
Elevations: 3600 ft. Soil Type: Red Sandy Loam over Caliche
Every year, the cellar team explores different winemaking avenues to improve our craft and to explore what is possible with Texas wine. With the 2016 Vermentino, we wanted to explore how this high acid lot would develop in both French Oak, as well as Acacia barrels. This was our first vintage with Acacia wood barrels and we found the aromatic wood enhanced some of the floral characteristics of this wine. After close to a year of aging, we evaluated both lots and were happily surprised with the results. In both instances, the aromatic range had expanded and built out a far more balanced wine. Ultimately we opted to blend those the French Oak with the Acacia for added complexity and the opportunity to experience both.
Food Pairing Notes
Seafood! Oysters', sushi, lemon-herbed sea bass, charred greens or smoked fishes.