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2020 "RAD" Late Harvest Dessert Marsanne

2020 "RAD" Late Harvest Dessert Marsanne

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The fruit was handpicked on 13 March 2020, approximately one month later than usual, to achieve passerillage. The grapes were sweet and raisin-like, with a bit of Botrytis. Lightly pressed and fermented in stainless, to promote bright fruit characters, this dessert Marsanne has just enough sweetness to enhance the honeysuckle and rockmelon finish.

And the name "RAD"? A Rhône After Dark... coz everyone loves an After Dinner Treat.

Region: Heathcote

Sub-region: Colbinabbin

Vineyard: Mount Burrumboot Vineyard

Harvest: 13 March 2020; picked by hand

Aged: In seasoned oak

Bottled: December 2020

Closure: Natural cork

Palate: Sweet pear and candied rockmelon, with a hint of golden honeysuckle on the finish.  It’s like drinking golden honey.

P • P • P • Classification: Place and Play.

Tasting notes: 2020 "RAD" Late Harvest Dessert Marsanne