Marsanne - a lesser known varietal
The Australian Shiraz has always been a household name and its quality has cemented itself an international reputation on the global wine stage. The key is the Australian climate and its suitability for growing the Northern Rhone grape varieties. While Syrah or Shiraz is widely popular, the white variety, Marsanne, once favourites of the Russian nobility are rarer and less well known.
Our Marsanne is wild yeast barrel-fermented in old French oak barrels and released as a pure expression of the grape variety. While the variety is traditionally blended, we believe the quality of our fruit warrants a single varietal wine. The nose is fumy with hints of orange zest, white stone fruit on the palate with hints of honeysuckle. The 2005 Marsanne has aged beautifully, developing fumy, viscous and mead-like characters.
We would love to share this wine with you and showcase the grape variety and its aging journey. Available as a museum release on-site at the del Rios winery and to our Wine Club members.
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