Citrus and Honeysuckle Marsanne
Please Note – This stock is extremely limited, and we are offering a maximum of 6 bottles for purchase, per customer.
The Marsanne is about complexity and texture, getting ripe fruit flavours to sit harmoniously with these characters.
We harvest the grapes between 13-13.5ºBe. Harvested at night, pressings are kept separate, fined and added back to the wine if deemed of sufficient quality. This provides maximum flavour. The juice is 100% barrel fermented in 25% new and 75% one to two-year-old French oak barriques. Minimal fining is used (skim milk), filtration is also kept to a minimum and bottling carried out as soon as possible
Pale Straw Colour.
Lovely balance between lively fresh honeysuckle characters and some light savoury complexity from barrel ferment.
Honeysuckle and nectarine fruits fill the front palate and are backed by subtle oak and complexity. The savouriness gives a lovely texture to the mid-palate and is backed by a fine acid structure providing a long clean finish. A wine that drinks well now but will develop into a far more complex wine over the next 10 years or so.
Drink now or cellar for up to 10+ years.
95pts — Ray Jordan
“There are a few ways you can treat this Rhone variety. You can go down the leaner and lighter route with no oak, resulting in a wine that generally takes a little time to reveal its best. Or you can do some barrel fermentation and use a mix of new and used oaks to bring a richer complexity in the first years with that potential to age unchanged. This one gets the oak treatment with a lemon minerality that is so appealing. Yet that textural feel from the oak is a stunning addition. Crisp fine acidity and a very long finish."
— Ray Jordan 95/100
“30% barrel fermented, matured for 3 months in seasoned oak. A shining example of marsanne in WA. It's fine, with a pluming back palate that seems to expand with volumes of flavour as time goes by. It is richly layered and builds upon itself. Ultimately dry and built around a core of acid and phenolics. For lovers of this grape, you must try this. It has a proven track record for ageing gracefully, too.”
— Halliday Wine Companion 2022