45% Marsanne, 45% Roussane and 10% Viognier sourced from the Eden Valley sub-region within the Barossa Valley of South Australia.
Gentle pressings were combined with free run juice and cold settled. Fermentation commenced in stainless steel but 50% of the blend (some Marsanne and all Viognier) finished fermentation in fine grain French oak, where it was aged for about 6 months. Then blended with the remaining Marsanne and Roussanne, and aged on lees in tank to enhance the structure and texture. Only 10% of the oak was new.
Aromas of stone fruits, honeysuckle and dried apricot on the nose. This wine is medium bodied with good texture, dry finish and balanced acidity. Rich flavours of nectarine, mandarin and pear make for good food pairings with seafood and white meats.
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