2021 La Douche Tropicale
"The tropical shower is back! We still reminisce about this wine's conception—back in the days when Sam smiled and Alastair was witty, working with Verdelho for the first time in its adopted home in QLD in a XXXX haze. Tasting through bucket loads of local examples and then thinking, yeah, fuck that, let's do the opposite.
Many would say stupid, something we were all to use to (fair enough really), but for us it just made sense. Such a beautifully aromatic variety with high acid and more than enough tropical punch to deal with some oxidative handling. This year is definitely one for the acid lovers, sharp, tangy and of course tropicale! Lots going on here, starting with the appearance which is super cloudy. It's like a grown up version of the classic ice cream the Pine-lime Split. Lovely pineapple and lime aroma intertwine with a creamy mouthfeel and chalky tannins. Acid for days which leaves the palate screaming for more. Crunchy, tangy and delicious." – Konpira Maru