The white grapes were pressed before the fermentation started at 18°C. The wine was fortified using natural grape spirit, which caused the fermentation to stop and left a sweet wine with 16% alcohol, relatively light in alcohol for a fortified wine. The wine was then aged for seven years in old, large oak barrels.
This wine has a golden yellow colour with green lights. The nose is fresh, with roasted notes, brioche and aromas of white-fleshed fruit, fennel and honeysuckle. It has a fresh, suave and well-balanced palate. It is a rich wine with great persistency, and slightly roasted and aniseed aromas.
A Rhone style white from Franco Lourens, assistant winemaker to Chris Alheit. This is a blend of Grenache Blanc, Verdelho, Roussanne and Chenin from the Western Cape, whole bunch pressed and fermented in old French oak. Rich and expressive with ripe citrus, stone fruit and floral notes. The palate has a crisp acidity with weight and texture.
The Viognier provides exotic aromatics of apricot, musk and jasmine and a luscious mouth-feel. Marsanne provides gentle honeysuckle flavours as well as structure and tension to balance the fullness of the Viognier. The exotic nature of this wine makes it a great substitute for Chardonnay or Pinot Gris.
An unusual organic white blend from Chris Brockway; this fresh, lively California wine will have you falling in love at first sip. Aromas of lemon and pear; medium-bodied with a luscious palate. A blend of majority Marsanne with a small proportion of Roussanne and Viognier. Made as naturally as possible; a true expression of the Central Coast.
The Story Marsanne Roussane Viogner is produced from the only Marsanne and Roussanne planted in the Grampians region, with grapes from the Westgate vineyard, home to some of the best Shiraz they produce. The wine is fermented using natural yeasts and undergoes a secondary malolactic fermentation.
Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem is a rich and characterful Cotes du Rousillon from Chapoutier. The wine has aromas of ripe nectarine and apricot on the nose with delicate notes of peach blossom and white flowers. The palate has a crisp, fresh acidity, balanced by the roundness of the Grenache blanc.
This White Saint-Joseph is a blend of Marsanne and Roussanne. A brilliant green gold colour. The nose shows very pure floral aromas that mingle with citrus and preserved fruit. On the palate, the wine has similar flavours, with an added touch of honey. Its finish is clean and clear, with flavours of flowers and fresh almonds.
A blend of Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne from El Dorado in California. The 2016 Smithereens is a balanced, medium-bodied expression of a blend, with just the right amount of structure, acid, and fruit.
Unusual rich aromatic style Californian. A white Rhone blend that displays varietal characteristics of Marsanne and Viognier; vibrant floral aromas of citrus blossom and jasmine are followed by elegant flavors of ripe stone fruit, hints of pear, pineapple and honey overtones.
A single vineyard Marsanne from the Les Granilites vineyard in St Joseph. The wine is fresh, with delicate notes of white flowers and white-fleshed fruit (peaches, pears), delicious aromatic notes, underscored by lovely, smooth oakiness.