This is only the second Marsanne we have produced, and the winemaking was guided by our experiments in 2019. It could not have been simpler; the grapes were picked fully ripe, then lightly stomped before being immediately pressed, and the must was sent straight to barrel with all the lees.
I think it’s fair to say our Marsanne differs from the typical style on offer in Australia. It’s deep, opulent and layered; a full-bodied Marsanne for those who like their whites rich and hedonistic. There’s plenty of smoky, white floral perfume and a fleshy palate featuring ripe stone fruits, a touch of quince and again that twist of smokiness. For now, do not be scared to give it a decant (it was only recently bottled). It already drinks well, but it will certainly benefit from some short-term cellaring (six months to three years). We cannot yet speak of the long term as we do not yet have the experience with this wine—but our suspicions are that it will cellar well. Producer’s notes.