One of the most important things about Ventisquero is that John Duval is involved. I had the pleasure of meeting John at a wine tasting and he was kindly looking after another winemakers stall while they had gone to the toilet. He patiently answered my questions and gave his own views on the other producers wine (an everyday sort of wine). While chatting I overheard someone saying “Wow its John Duval” I later found out he was one of the most famous winemakers in the world and also responsible for making Penfolds wines including Penfolds Grange (must be up there with the best red wine in the world). What an unassuming man who not only looked after another producers stall but even asked about me and if I was enjoying the tasting.
This wine is pale green in colour. This wine has a fresh and expressive nose in which citrus and tropical fruit aromas, such as lime, grapefruit, pineapple and pear, intermingle with gentle mineral and herbal notes. Fresh, with vibrant acidity, this wine retains the freshness characteristic of Sauvignon Blanc. Citrus fruit are again apparent in the mouth, followed by a mineral finish, which contributes complexity.