Princess Butterfly Marsanne 2013

Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 100% Marsanne
Alcohol: 12.5%
Best Consumed: 2013 - 2018

Princess Butterfly Marsanne 2013 offers aromas of citrus blossom, lemons and grapefruit that are reflected on a fresh and energetic palate of stone fruits, apple and pear.  Minerally and tight in its' youth, it is sure to become a wine of generosity and honeyed complexity with some bottle age.

Viticulturist Notes

The wine is sourced from grapes grown in our vineyards in the Goulburn Valley region of Central Victoria.  The individual varieties were harvested separately over a three week period in March.  Picking and crushing was during the cool of the night to maintain freshness.  Fermentation at cool temperatures for 7 days in stainless steel fermenters has helped enhance the pure, fresh clean flavours.

Wine Harvest Notes

The summer of 2012 / 2013 was hot and dry - the hot weather ripening grapes out of the 2013 vintage early and the dry spell allowing the sugars to develop fully.  Balancing sugar and acid was tricky this year, however the vintage ended with a bang with great flavour ripeness being achieved at the last minute.  2013 will go down as a cracking year with excellent overall quality.

Food Recommendations:

A food friendly white wine grape, the Princess Butterfly Marsanne will pair well with all types of seafood and shellfish, particularly the richer varieties such as crab and lobster.