'indie' Marsanne Roussanne

'indie' Marsanne Roussanne

2018 White Blend
Hunter Valley, NSW

The Hunter Valley's take on the famous Rhone Valley blend.

$30 each

2020 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards
2020 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards
Silver Medal - Class 22

Wine Details

Region

Hunter Valley

Vintage

2018

Type

White Wine

Variety

White Blend

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

13%

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 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.

Winemaking

Marsanne thrived in the warm and dry weather of the 2018 vintage. Beautiful clean and ripe grapes produced beautiful clean and flavoursome wine.

Tasting Notes

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.

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

Medium term (10+ years).

Food Matches

Full flavoured seafood.

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