Jump back. The more sacred wines from the team who produce Vinaceous. Those labels are a touch scandalous, so with more reverence, they bring you the Right Reverend V. Each wine is named after one of the seven virtues, designed to combat the seven deadly sins of mankind – temperance, integrity, patience and charity – all of which are also virtues in winemaking. Quality fruit sourced from premium regions in Western Australia.
Castitas, Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc, Margaret River, 2014
Meaning Purity. Lemon skin, creamy passionfruit pulp, fresh asparagus and bean sprouts leap from the glass, topped off with nutty barrel work. Medium weighted, lovely nutty nuances of 20% barrel ferment for the Sauvignon Blanc assisted further by 3 months of sitting on its lees (Sur Lie). Lemon acid from the Semillon provides good bones for the fleshier Sauvignon Blanc. Not your average S/SB.
Temperantia, Riesling, Mount Barker, 2014
Meaning Restraint. Talc and lime sorbet. Cool lemon pith and lemon juice citrus with lime that lingers over delicate youthful frame. Thirst quenching and moreish with juicy acidity. Have time, have patience….have restraint, this will blossom.
Caritas, Pinot Noir Rosé, Margaret River, 2014
Meaning Charity. Woody, perfumed, lush and creamy. Almost a cheesy cooked Mozzarella note. Mandarin citrus and a touch of cherry cola. Stainless steel ferment with 18 hours on skins to impart colour and texture. Just fruit sweet but finishes bone dry. Lovely crunchy fresh acid and a smidge of tannic extract across the gums. Quality fruit of soft red berries provide plenty of flavour. Repeatable/sessionable.
Benevolentia, Syrah, Frankland & Mount Barker, 2013
Meaning Kindness. Plum sauce, dessert biscuit, classy oak and a touch of a medicinal sting from the alcohol. Pepper and cake frosting. Full weight, rounded with blue plums, white pepper bite and well judged acidity. There’s a slight caramel note but somehow that adds to the appeal. Dangerously drinkable.
Patientia, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Barker, 2013
Meaning Patience. Love seeing WA Cabernet not from Margaret River. Powerful black fruit and molasses. Mulberry, mahogany and big Cuban cigar outers. Top use of oak. The palate brings cassis, blackberry, mulberry and rich coffee mocha. Medium coarse tannins, but they don’t distract. No element of being green, but full without being jammy. Definitely has time on its side to age but maintains approachability now.
All wines samples courtesy of Right Reverend V wines.