2020 Marsanne Roussanne

2020 Marsanne Roussanne


Tasting Notes

Aromatic and complex, this wine reveals nuances of honeysuckle, camomile tea and preserved lemons. Marsanne contributes to the blend with texture and generosity in the blend with ripe peaches and beeswax flavours while the Roussanne adds definition and a delicate saline note.

Textural, satisfying and persistent this wine is our take on a Rhone Valley classic.



A blend of 60% Marsanne and 40% Roussanne. The Marsanne was pressed to old French oak barrels and the Roussanne was macerated with the skins before being transferred to a concrete vessel for fermentation. Both components were matured on fine lees over winter for extra complexity and texture. Blended and bottled in spring.




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Wine Specs
Marsanne l Roussanne
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Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Vintage 2019 required meticulous vineyard management as a result of cooler than average temperatures, wet conditions and low sun exposure. Careful canopy management, precise picking decisions and accurate fruit sorting were essential for producing high quality wines. The Marri trees didn’t blossom and the birds were hungry resulting in a lower than average yield despite our extensive netting program. Smaller canopies in our dry farmed vineyards and regular leaf plucking enabled us to pick ripe, clean fruit and produce whites with excellent purity and great natural acidity. Reds benefited from the long ripening season showing elegant tannins and great aromatic lift.
Winemaker Notes
Farmed biodynamically and made in the same way of our single vineyard chardonnays. Fruit was hand-picked and whole bunch pressed, before undergoing wild yeast fermentation in French oak barriques (25% new). Barrels were left unsulphured until September with a portion undergoing wild malolactic fermentation. Wines were transferred with full lees to tank for extended maturation on full lees. Wine was then clarified and bottled unfiltered in January.
Other Notes
35% Burnside Vineyard, 35% Calgardup Brook Vineyard, 30% Hazel’s Vineyard. 100% Gingin clone