Intriguing, fragrant and unique, this wine reveals heady aromatics of camomile tea, frangipani, and grilled peaches. Marsanne contributes to the richness and texture, while the Roussanne adds definition, minerality and a distinctive saline aftertaste. Textural, satisfying, and persistent this wine is our take on a Rhone Valley classic.
Hazel's & Calgardup Brook Vineyards
A blend of Marsanne (64%) and Roussanne (36%) from our Calgardup and Hazel’s vineyards in southern Margaret River. Marsanne fruit was gently pressed straight to tank for fermentation with the Roussanne undergoing several hours of cold maceration with the skins before being pressed to a single concrete vessel. Matured separately on fine lees for 6 months, the 2 components were blended and bottled in early spring 2022.
A cooler and wet Spring saw vine growth delayed in development, and we were set for a late start of harvest. But then Summer came, and it was full of sunshine, dry and warm through December, January, and February with warm days and some warm nights. Ripeness across all white varieties was quicker than average with a rather compressed Chardonnay harvest. Quality across all whites is excellent, with lots of
flavour and concentration yet retaining perfume and drive.