‘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.
Both the Marsanne and Roussanne are grown on the Kindred family’s, ‘Lochleven’ Estate on Palmers Lane. The Roussanne a more recent addition. Both varieties were hand harvested then fermented separately in French oak Hogsheads, 25% was new. The blend is 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne.
Marsanne thrived in the warm and dry weather of the 2018 vintage. Beautiful clean and ripe grapes produced beautiful clean and flavoursome wine.
Lovely aromatics of Packham Pear, quince and nuts. The full-bodied palate has luscious ripe pear characters supported by a judious hint of spicy oak. Very textured with layers of fruit and fine balancing acid.