Alkimi Marsanne 2016
$28.00 – $312.00
The Marsanne grapes were sourced from Wattle Glen Vineyard. The vineyard is a small 1 acre block of unirrigated vines located in Mount Evelyn, Yarra Valley. The grapes were handpicked on the 21st of February at moderate ripeness when the pear, subtle mascarpone notes with bright acidity were present.
The grapes were whole bunch pressed to oak barrels for fermentation, no new oak was used. After fermentation, the wine evolved on yeast lees until November 2016, where the wine was then blended and bottled. Malolactic fermentation was inhibited. The wine is filtered but unfined. 80 Dozen bottles produced.
The nose mix of citrus stone fruit and honeysuckle floral notes. All of which follow through to the palate with an arrival of green tones to freshen it up. Butterscotch and marzipan tones developing on the finish.