Verdelho Hunter Valley New South Wales
One wild and windy night as a group of explorers were crossing Wollombi brook, misfortune struck Cockfighter, the lead horse. He became bogged in river quicksand and drowned despite all efforts. A fateful night that gave birth to the legend of Cockfighter's Ghost. Hunter Valley Verdelho has made a name for itself as Australia's most distinctive style of unwooded dry white. Cockfighter's Ghost source fuit from vines which thrive in the sandy loam soils of Hunter Valley, to deliver a generous Verdelho wine with vibrant aromatics and vivid fruit flavours.
The winemaking team at Cockfighter's Ghost endeavour to manage their vineyards in the most environmentally sustainable manner, to achieve stylish and popular pure varietal wines which can best represent the unique expressions of Hunter Valley's splendid terroir. The most exacting standards of viticulture are essential to retain the healthiest vines and ensure consistent yields of the finest fruit. Harvest takes place throughout the cool of night to retain maximum freshness. Grapes are delivered to the wineworks at Pokolbin for immediate crushing and pressing. Batches are racked and treated to a temperature controlled vinification, followed by a spell of cold settle and bottling. Alcohol 13.5%
Pale straw green colour. Lifted musk fruit aromas. Flavours of rockmelons and mango, guava and pineapple flow onto the palate, combining with fresh acidity to provide a dry and crisp, well balanced finish. A fresh, dry white for immediate enjoyment, an ideal aperitif or a perfect accompaniment to white fleshed meats and Asian cuisine.