2018 The Surly Muse

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2018 The Surly Muse

35.00

Grape Variety:  60% Viognier, 40% Marsanne

The surly muse reflects the technique of ageing 'surlie' (on lees) for an extended period, giving palate texture and phenolics. Combing the rich texture of Marsanne with the heady aromatics of Viognier gives a white blend with body and freshness.

Sub Region: Greenock/Stonewell

Winemaking: Two new vineyards on the Western Ridge, the Viognier in Greenock and the Marsanne in Stonewell. The red iron ridge soils are hard and compact and the area is dry so we pick the different varieties early to preserve the natural acidity. Naturally fermented and aged ‘surlie’ (on lees) in French oak barriques, we then bottle the wine unfiltered and release almost immediately.

The Wine: Rich gold in colour with bright straw coloured highlights. The nose displays aromas of apricots, honeysuckle, wild fennel and grapefruit. The palate is rich but restrained, with succulent tropical flavours that are matched with fresh acidity, a broad texture and a taught band of minerality.

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