Sherrah White et al 2017
McLaren Vale - Australia
The wine's story
There aren't many wine regions on the planet which can hold a candle to our very own McLaren Vale. It's one of those places where everything seems to slot together beautifully; the climate, the range of soil types, the grapes that flourish there... and perhaps most importantly of all, the winemakers who have made the Vale their home. One such talent is Alex Sherrah, a man who comes with a hefty pedigree and whose vision and skill is pretty much unrivalled in the region. Once a winemaker's assistant at the highly-renowned Tatachilla winery in McLaren Vale, Alex went on to hone his craft and widen his palate in Napa Valley, before heading to the hills of Austria and the historic wineries of Burgundy in France. It's perhaps fair to say, then, that this is a winemaker who has sharpened his senses in some of the most incredible centres for wine on the planet, and to have him back home in Australia is something we should all thank our lucky stars for.
Now that he's given up his day job as senior winemaker at McLaren's Coriole winery, Alex Sherrah has been putting all of his energy and vision into Sherrah, White Et Al - a new winery based just a couple of miles away from where his viticultural journey began, run with some like-minded friends who bring even more scope and range to the table.
The winery is all about allowing the winemakers to start thinking outside the box, and to begin putting their focus into exploring lesser-used grape varietals (alongside several tried-and-tested Aussie favourites) and making the kinds of wines they love to drink.
This passion and drive is evident in all of the produce coming out of Sherrah White Et Al, and by working with top-rated growers in their region, the results have given rise to a set of extremely approachable, drinkable and food-friendly wines. This is proper McLaren Vale produce that is a hell of a lot of fun to share with your mates over a great meal - seriously delicious vino, and a fantastic testament to one of the world's greatest wine regions. There aren't many wine regions on the planet which can hold a candle to our very own McLaren Vale. It's one of those places where everything seems to slot together beautifully; the climate, the ran... read more
A first in my book, this blend of Fiano and Chenin Blanc from the McLaren Vale brings together two excellent grape varieties, both imbued with high acidity and a lovely, almost waxy texture.
Both are grown in sandy soils in the McLaren Vale and retain their zestiness despite the warm climate.
Aromas of pear and yellow apple dominate the nose, with a strong undercurrent of chalk and flinty freshness. The palate is really alive and clean, with long flavours and wonderful balance.
Excellent summertime drinking! A first in my book, this blend of Fiano and Chenin Blanc from the McLaren Vale brings together two excellent grape varieties, both imbued with high acidity and a lovely, almost waxy texture.
Both ar... read more
This delicious wine from McLaren Vale’s finest brings together Fiano and Chenin Blanc grapes, in a sunny combination that is going to be amazing when paired with some of your Mediterranean favourites. This wine will match nicely with pesto - an ingredient that can be tricky to find a good wine for - as well as chicken dishes with cream sauces, and loads of classic pasta recipes. However, you don’t need to stick with the classic pairings - this wine is also going to taste divine alongside spicy Asian pork dishes, smoked salmon, and even a roast turkey dinner!
Click here for a recipe. This delicious wine from McLaren Vale’s finest brings together Fiano and Chenin Blanc grapes, in a sunny combination that is going to be amazing when paired with some of your Mediterranean favourit... read more
Cellar Period: 3-5 years - This will improve over the next few years, but don't be afraid to open it today!
Alcohol Level: 12.50%