Marsanne Viognier 2016 Limited Release
Light straw. Lifted tropical fruits, grassy notes, mineral flint and spice. Medium bodied and full flavoured this wine is moderated by a natural acidity that is crisp and refreshing. Flavours of melon, white peach and apple blossom are accompanied by nuances of cracked walnut on the finish.
Fruit was harvested at optimal ripeness and fermented at 14˚C to retain the inherent character of each varietal. The wine was partially matured in a mix of one and three year old French oak barrels and carefully blended just prior to bottling to attain a wine with perfect balance and complexity.
Whilst enjoyable as a young wine, we believe the wine has the necessary components to improve in bottle over the coming 3-5 years. A perfect match with flathead tails and an aioli sauce.
"Rutherglen is renowned for producing flavoursome wines from varietals originating from the Rhone Valley in France. Viognier provides intense stone fruit flavours, Roussanne gives texture and Marsanne the crisp acidity. This wine is a fine example of a classic Rhone blend that delivers a full spectrum of flavours and texture all in harmonious balance." - Colin Campbell