Rare and exclusive, a delicate but well-balanced white.
Marsanne is a difficult grape for a grower to love, between its treacherous presence in the vineyard (the high tendency for mildew and uneven ripening, among other issues) and its pale, sometimes almost invisible flavor profile. But love it we do! The unique flavours of Marsanne are totally distinct in the world of white wine, and while we typically blend the Marsanne with Viognier to provide much-needed structure, in select years we receive that rare and perfect vintage that will stand on its own. Our pure Marsanne is infrequent, unconventional, and utterly delicious.
As this is a Small Lot Series wine, we are limiting purchases of this bottle to 3 per address.
Pressed into two 2015 Damy barrels (neutral, at this point), kept on full lees aging for 8 months. Fermented cool in barrel, Rhone 4600, and no TD Alpha used this year. Kept on lees for 6 months with frequent lees stirring (twice/week at end of fermentation, once/week for 4 months, twice/month for the remainder of aging).