Princess Butterfly Marsanne 2017

Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 100% Marsanne
Alcohol: 12.5%
Best Consumed: 2018 - 2023

Princess Butterfly 2017 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

Vintage 2017 is best described as a waiting game. The season was very long with fruit slow to ripen and although the urge just to pick it all was there, we had to bide our time until we had optimal flavours and ripeness. Once I made the decision to pick the grapes came in at an orderly pace, although increased yields due to the rain in spring made the juggling game in the winery even more challenging, with tank space at a premium. We made it through our marathon 2017 vintage and are thrilled with the exceptional quality including a number of really extraordinary parcels.

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.