Ansonica - 2018 Merbein, Victoria
Ansonica is the latest new variety to come into Australia. This is its first release in Australia, made as a trial batch by the Chalmers Wine Grape Nursery in Norther Victoria. They are focusing on these Southern Italian Varieties for their suitability to our warmer climate wine areas like the Murray River. It is grown in Sicily and in Tuscany on the mainland Italy producing crisp dry white that even tastes of the sea.
It is light and aromatic on the nose and makes you expect something like a Riesling. When it hits your palate it has lots more going on with a lingering almost “briney” taste and some cleansing phenolics like white tannin on the finish.
We think it is the best thing for oysters so go buy yourself some fresh shucked oysters in the seafood hall in the market and come back here for a cold glass and be impressed.