Marsanne Barossa South Australia
Marsanne was at the top of list when Dave Powell established his first vineyard at Marananga in 1994. He stylized his designs on the great Crus of Hermitage Blanc, mouthfilling wines of savouryness, elegance and beguiling balance. Parcels of Marsanne are picked by hand throughout the early hours of morning, pressed into the previous year's French oak Viognier barriques and treated to a wild indigenous yeast ferment on heavy gross lees, infusing the palate with distinctive pastoral richness. An amenable match to crackling pork and roast white meats.
Vibrant lemon, green hues. Distinctive bouquet of preserved stonefruits and lime, almonds, lemon thyme and cupboard spice. A silky, opulent textural mid palate richness, candied lime and fruit pectins, almond cookies and Amaretti over a length of lemon curd characters, creamy musk notes and gentle spice. Marsanne that's made for glazed roast, Al fresco and rustic fare.