Marsanne Rousanne. Those two words would fit perfectly for the name of a French artist don’t you think? Imagine this if you will; the art would use subtle shades, bold colours and different textures to highlight the finite detail of the subject. The finished product being such that, every time you look at it, you see something new. Such that you can’t help but be drawn back again and again to this alluring masterpiece, appreciating it more each time.
This Glen Garvald Marsanne Rousanne masterpiece however is not imagined. The two grape varieties have come together in such a bold but subtle, textural and detailed way that it has you going back again and again for another taste. Alluring fresh fruit salad aromas set the interest juices flowing with ease. Plenty of those aromatic fruits populate the palate too. Peach, pear, apricot and a hint of spice spread across the canvass framed by richness, lushness, texture and terrific length. On that note, it almost seems like an understatement. This wine seems to offer more than that to the senses of smell and taste without bombarding either one. Maybe that’s where that boldness yet subtlety comes into it. Either way, this is a lovely example of the blend from a region not known for it.
Region: Yarra Valley, Vic Price: $50 Source: Sample thanks to Levantine Hill