Symphonia King Valley Petit Manseng 2013
I do wonder why we see few attempts at a more richly textured Jurançon style of Aussie Petit Manseng, as this naturally tart grape seems to look at its best when done a little riper. Bill Downie’s wine is the only one I can think of that comes close locally. Any others?
Anyway, this Symphonia smells as tart as it tastes, the style a bit too clean and angular to be really delicious. There’s a solid intensity of ginger and pear fruit, but this could do with some lees and barrel work as it could be just about any tank produced, reductively made white wine really.
Extra point for the length.
Details: 13%, Screwcap, $24
Source: Sample, tasted Jan ’15
Score: 16.3/20, 87/100
Would I buy it? Not really
Buy online: Symphonia website