Princess Butterfly Marsanne 2014

Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 100% Marsanne
Alcohol: 12.5%
Best Consumed: 2017 - 2022

Princess Butterfly 2014 Marsanne 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

This 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 growing season in 2014 presented some challenges including frost in late 2013 and extreme heat in early 2014, when I was tearing my hair out!  Once harvesting began in
late January we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fruit and the resulting wines.  Yields were down but quality was up this year. Whites have good varietal character with great
flavour, whilst the reds have beautiful colour and flavour intensity. 

Food Recommendations:

Marsanne and food are great friends and  my Princess Butterfly Marsanne will pair well with all types of seafood and shellfish, particularly the special occasion varieties such as crab and lobster.  She's also great company on her own at the end of a long, hot day.