FROM THE WINEMAKER
Made from estate grown Marsanne grapes hand-picked in the cool of the morning, destemmed and crushed into the press on arrival at the winery. The juice is cold settled for 36 hours before being racked and then inoculated with yeast. The wine is fermented to dryness in stainless steel tanks before its transfer into premium French oak barrels which had aged the previous vintage of Family Cellar Marsanne. The wine matures on full lees for three months adding texture and complexity.
Marsanne is a native of the Côtes du Rhône appellation in Southern France where along with Viognier and Rousanne it is one of the main white wine varieties of the region.
This dry white wine is rated 93 points with James Halliday 2017 Halliday Wine Companion.
The Marsanne's fuller texture makes it very food friendly, lending itself to seafood and other dishes based around lighter white meats such as turkey or veal.
JC SCORE 9/10
On of our favourite white wines in the range. It has some real body and texture to it.