Perhaps my favourite white blend in the world of wine. Typically rich, powerful, but nearly always with very interesting layers of complexity. Sourced from the Bethany and Stonewell regions of the Barossa.
Perhaps my favourite white blend in the world of wine. Typically rich, powerful, but nearly always with very interesting layers of complexity. Sourced from the Bethany and Stonewell regions of the Barossa. Traditional to Turkey Flat style the Marsanne (46%) was picked early and pressed lightly. The Viognier (27%) was handpicked, chilled, crushed and saw 48 hours on skins and then pressed lightly. The Roussanne (27%) was a little riper when handpicked and subsequently whole bunch pressed.
"Sourced from the estate's Bethany and Stonewell vineyards, this is crafted with the white triumvirate of the Rhone: marsanne, viognier and roussanne. Whole-bunch pressed, with a lick of skin contact and partial barrel work, the result is good with the caveat of edgy oak. Otherwise, toasted nut, lanolin, curd, apricot pith and rooibos tea, all managing to stand out from the oaky edges." 92pts - Ned Goodwin - Wine Companion
Where this wine comes from - Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is Australia’s best-known wine region and there’s a good reason why. The wines certainly live up to their international reputation, particularly Barossa Shiraz. With long, warm summers, the region produces full-bodied styles with power and panache. The reds are rich and luscious in their youth with dark-berried flavours, fruit intensity and fine-grained tannins, which mature gracefully with time in the cellar. But there’s more to the region than Shiraz. Grenache and Mourvèdre do more than play a supporting role in GSM blends, they’re standing on their own two feet as single varietal wines. And with a new school of winemakers at the helm, the region is in good hands for a long and healthy future.