Hunter Valley, NSW
A Rhone white blend from the 'Lochleven' vineyard in Pokolbin.
70% Marsanne 30% Roussanne
Both parcels were kept separate and blended after 10 months of maturation.
‘indie’ is a label used for non mainstream or ‘out there’ varieties and blends from the Hunter Valley. Marsanne and Roussanne both originate and flourish in France’s Rhone Valley but do exceptionally well in the Hunter as well.
Marsanne thrived in the warm and dry weather of the 2019 vintage. Beautiful clean and ripe grapes produced beautiful clean and flavoursome wine.
Both the Marsanne and Roussanne are grown on the Kindred family’s, ‘Lochleven’ Estate on Deasys Road. The Roussanne a more recent addition.
Lovely aromatics of Packham Pear, quince and nuts. The full-bodied palate has luscious ripe pear characters supported by a judicious hint of spicy oak. Very textured with layers of fruit and fine balancing acid.
Medium term (10+ years).
Full flavoured seafood.