Light straw color with melon, light herb, and citrus notes on the nose. The flavors are stone fruit, some minerality with a soft creamy texture. The finish is smooth with a nice combination of vibrancy and crispness.
2021 was a very interesting vintage. We started off the spring nice and easy. Temperatures slowly warmed and the grapes were developing nicely. In late June we had a heat spike that impacted the rest of the vintage. Triple-digit temperatures for over 45 days ended up slowing berry development resulting in a smaller crop load. The flavors from this vintage are intense. The wines are going to drink great in their youth, loaded with fruity flavors. The tannin and acidity in the grapes are going to help them age gracefully as well.
I’m very excited about our first release of Marsanne. The 2020 vintage was our first chance to work with this varietal, we ended up co-fermenting the grapes with Roussanne that year. This time we had enough to ferment the grapes on their own.
There is a unique flavor profile in our Marsanne that we are excited to showcase. The wine ferments very clean and has a slightly green hue that I love. The mouthfeel and body are interesting to me as it has a fullness yet still come across as light and fresh.