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2012 Viognier Roussanne Marsanne

2012 Viognier Roussanne Marsanne
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Viognier Roussanne Marsanne
Vineyard Designation
K-Block & M-Block
Harvest Date
21 March 2012
pH
3.42
Fermentation
12 days
Alcohol %
13

2012 Viognier Roussanne Marsanne

With a strong heritage in the Yarra Valley, these three Rhone Valley white varieties have performed incredibly well across just a small area on the estate.

The combination of these three varieties builds a wine with lifted honeysuckle perfume, fine acidity, great texture and length.  The overall effect is a savoury wine that is ideal with a range of food types.

Vine age & features: Each variety was grafted in 2006 to rootstocks which are between 15 to 20 years old.

Site selection: North facing vineyard, good air flow and exposure to sunlight hours. Steep slopes and a clay loam soil provide excellent site drainage.

Vintage notes: The 2012 vintage was an ideal season with near perfect conditions throughout the ripening period. All our white varieties from this vintage were excellent, the moderate conditions bringing excellent balance to the wines.


Reviews:

JAMES HALLIDAY James Halliday Magazine - Tasting Notes, 1 April 2013
Viognier is always the fruit flavour driver of this style, one that has gained more traction in the Yarra Valley than elsewhere. It is pleasant, well-made and wellbalanced, but that is all, albeit with a future with some promise if cellared. 90/100

JEREMY PRINGLE Wine Will Eat Itself, 18 August 2013
If you’re tuning in to WWEI late then I’d best let you know that I do like my Australian takes on Rhone white blends. Texture, exoticism and the ability to bring something a little different to certain richer dishes or creamy curries all play a part in my enthusiasm. The 2012 is a smart rendition from TarraWarra.

Plenty of cheesy, leesy funk on the nose. It throws a bit of a blanket over the honeysuckle perfume but tempers the forward peach and apricot fruits. Candied ginger, lemon curd, barley, nuts and herbal tea all play a part in very layered wine. Full-bodied and waxy but with a decent line of acid. Certainly on the ripe and rich side but I like it. Not one for the cellar I wouldn’t think. Crack it and enjoy it now. 92/100

HUON HOOKE, November 2013
Light to medium yellow hue.  Earthy, lightly toasty aroma with some aroma of 'hot ironed cotton'.  It's light to medium-bodied and lean in the mouth, with a soft, dry palate and fairly straightforward flavour.  Texturally slightly firm.  Very young and has a future.

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2012 Viognier Roussanne Marsanne

2012 Viognier Roussanne Marsanne
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Viognier Roussanne Marsanne
Vineyard Designation
K-Block & M-Block
Harvest Date
21 March 2012
pH
3.42
Fermentation
12 days
Alcohol %
13

2012 Viognier Roussanne Marsanne

With a strong heritage in the Yarra Valley, these three Rhone Valley white varieties have performed incredibly well across just a small area on the estate.

The combination of these three varieties builds a wine with lifted honeysuckle perfume, fine acidity, great texture and length.  The overall effect is a savoury wine that is ideal with a range of food types.

Vine age & features: Each variety was grafted in 2006 to rootstocks which are between 15 to 20 years old.

Site selection: North facing vineyard, good air flow and exposure to sunlight hours. Steep slopes and a clay loam soil provide excellent site drainage.

Vintage notes: The 2012 vintage was an ideal season with near perfect conditions throughout the ripening period. All our white varieties from this vintage were excellent, the moderate conditions bringing excellent balance to the wines.


Reviews:

JAMES HALLIDAY James Halliday Magazine - Tasting Notes, 1 April 2013
Viognier is always the fruit flavour driver of this style, one that has gained more traction in the Yarra Valley than elsewhere. It is pleasant, well-made and wellbalanced, but that is all, albeit with a future with some promise if cellared. 90/100

JEREMY PRINGLE Wine Will Eat Itself, 18 August 2013
If you’re tuning in to WWEI late then I’d best let you know that I do like my Australian takes on Rhone white blends. Texture, exoticism and the ability to bring something a little different to certain richer dishes or creamy curries all play a part in my enthusiasm. The 2012 is a smart rendition from TarraWarra.

Plenty of cheesy, leesy funk on the nose. It throws a bit of a blanket over the honeysuckle perfume but tempers the forward peach and apricot fruits. Candied ginger, lemon curd, barley, nuts and herbal tea all play a part in very layered wine. Full-bodied and waxy but with a decent line of acid. Certainly on the ripe and rich side but I like it. Not one for the cellar I wouldn’t think. Crack it and enjoy it now. 92/100

HUON HOOKE, November 2013
Light to medium yellow hue.  Earthy, lightly toasty aroma with some aroma of 'hot ironed cotton'.  It's light to medium-bodied and lean in the mouth, with a soft, dry palate and fairly straightforward flavour.  Texturally slightly firm.  Very young and has a future.

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