Tasting Duchman 2010 Vermentino with the pros…
Master Sommelier Candidate Mark Sayre (left), wine director Trio at the Four Seasons in Austin, and Master Sommelier Devon Broglie (right), wine buyer and cheese specialist for Whole Foods Market.
Yesterday, we had the good fortune to catch up with three of the leading wine professionals in the state of Texas: Master Sommeliers Devon Broglie and Craig Collins (who both became Masters this year) and Master Sommelier Candidate Mark Sayre.
Here’s what they had to say about Duchman 2010 Vermentino…
Devon: “What I like about this wine is its juicy, ripe citrus and floral aromas and flavors. But its acidity is what keeps the wine really well balanced. It’s great to see that the winemaker [Dave Reilly] is delivering consistently great wine with every vintage. [Devon made Texas wine history when he became the first to offer Whole Foods Market patrons the Duchman 2009 Vermentino on tap. The 2010, he told us, is already slated to be added to the WFM by the glass program.]
Craig: “It’s great to see a Texas wine that shows terroir and place. This wine has a beautiful salinity that gives it wonderful character.”
Mark: “There’s a lot more than just ‘heart’ in this outstanding wine. This vintage has even more minerality and nervy acidity than the 2009 and it’s great to see that ‘great’ Texas wine is not just a ‘one off.’ [Winemaker] Dave [Reilly] has done it again.” [Mark has poured the 2009 Vermentino by the glass at Trio at the Four Seasons in Austin and he plans to offer the 2010 by the glass as well.]