Region: Canberra - Australian Capital Territory
Winemaker: Bryan Martin
Varietal(s): Marsanne, Viognier & Roussanne
A very layered and textural wine, lots going on here: sMore viognier dominant this year, pear, quince and ginger but plenty of marsanne's ulgy and roussanne's beauty. There's a bit of chardonnay there too, like a teacher with a ruler making sure every behaves. A fine acid line underlies a fine yet rich palate with loads of flavour persisting.
Combination of whole bunch pressed fruit run straight to 600l Demi-muids and ceramic eggs with some skin contact and whole cluster ferments. Nine months on lees, no MLF, a little ceramic action too. Then transferred to 20hl Stockinger founder, with extra lees and left for another year