mR Rhone White Blend 2017

Technical Details

Varietal: 50% Marsanne, 50% Roussanne
Alcohol: 14.30%
TA: 0.60 g/100ml
Fermentation: Native yeast fermentation with partial malolactic fermentation
Harvest Date: 09/04/2017
Aging: 87% Neutral French Oak Fermented, 13% Stainless Steel

Case Production: 204
Winemaker: Ryan Schmaltz

Marsanne and Roussanne are natural blending partners. Roussanne often brings a floral component to the wine, with pear and apricot flavors and a nice acidity. Marsanne can be a little less expressive, but lends texture to wine and is often noted for its honeycomb aromatics. 2017 was an interesting harvest for whites in how early they had to come in due to the heat. What it offered were bright citrus notes to go along with the Asian pear and honey that are traditional. This ended up being a perfect balance of liveliness and richness that make it a very versatile wine as we release this for summer and hopefully enough left to share for Thanksgiving. Enjoy!


Tasting Notes

Our stunning 2017 Marsanne, Roussanne Rhone white wine are natural blending partners. Together, there is a delicate floral component with bright citrus notes, Asian pear, and honey, offering a perfect balance of liveliness and richness with a crisp, smooth mango finish that makes for an incredibly versatile year-round wine.

Enjoy this wine with grilled chicken and rosemary with olive oil in the spring and summer time, seasonal roasted asparagus, green chile enchiladas and one of our favorites: green curry with jasmine rice, and savory or sweet crêpes!



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