'indie' Marsanne Roussanne

'indie' Marsanne Roussanne

2016
Hunter Valley, NSW

Tropical nuances with quince and melon over a medium-bodied palate with zippy acidity

From $27 per bottle

Wine Details

Region
Hunter Valley
Vintage
2016
Type
White Wine
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
13%
Closure
Screw Cap
Background
‘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.
Vineyard Notes
Both varieties were hand harvested then fermented separately in French oak Hogsheads, 25% was new. The blend is 70% Marsanne and 30% Roussanne.
Winemaking
Both varieties were hand harvested then fermented separately in French oak Hogsheads, 25% was new. The blend is 70% Marsanne and 30% Roussanne. Both parcels were kept separate and blended after 10 months of maturation. White grape varieties did very well in 2016 across the spectrum. Aided by early ripening and light yields, the worst of the rain was avoided, with high quality the result.
Tasting Notes
An aromatic expression of this blend, tropical nuances with quince and melon. The palate is medium-bodied, well weighted with great weight but kept fresh and lively by fine steely and refreshing acidity.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Medium term (10+ years).
Food Matches
Full flavoured seafood.

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