50% Viognier, 30% Marsanne, 20% Roussanne,
This "Frenchie‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àöœÄ is grown on the hottest block of pure gravel and sand at an extremely low yield. A blockbuster with ‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö‚â§off-the-charts' aromas of apricot, exotic fruit and lemon verbena that will age beautifully, but given its flamboyance we predict you will have enjoyed it long before then. Great depth and richness enchanted by aromas reminiscent of a hot summer walk through a Mediterranean herb garden. The creamy mouth filling texture is followed by a long lasting and spicy finish. Heaven!
The chilly "Mistral‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àöœÄ blows during the warm parts of the growing season in the French Rhone valley, the native home of these powerful and aromatic grapes varieties. It is cooling down the vines, helping the grapes to retain acidity through the hot summers. The grape prefers warmer environments and a long growing season but don't do well with heat. What the Mistral is for the Rhone Valley, the cool nights are doing in Marlborough. These fickle, natural low yielding varieties love to sunbath on one our hottest block in sandy/ gravelly soils and able to cool down in the night. The ideal warm and long growing season of 2017 rewarded us with beautiful healthy grapes, picked at perfect physiologic ripeness at an extremely low yield of 500g/vine.
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