In 2020, we wanted to try something a little different with our Marsanne fruit, picked from up north of the Heathcote Region in Colbinabbin.
So we decided to make a late harvest, dessert wine, with a touch of residual sugar. And we think it's pretty damn good.
Harvested by hand late in the season, the fruit for our 2020 Dessert Marsanne comes from a block of 15 year old Marsanne plantings in Colbinabbin, located on the banks of the Waranga-Mallee Irrigation Channel. 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.
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 golden honeysuckle. A late harvest with residual sugar.