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Roussanne Marsanne, 2022

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2022 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 14% ALC/VOL
$31.14
  • Marsanne
  • Roussanne
Critic's Rating 92 pts

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Our Roussanne Marsanne blend is a dry, medium-bodied white wine with a beautiful pale straw-yellow colour. The nose jumps out of the glass with notes of orange blossom, cantaloupe, quince and nutmeg. The palate follows with flavours of lemon meringue, granny smith apple, cinnamon and a refreshing minerality. A portion of this wine spent four months in oak with lees stirring, and the resulting richness adds an intriguing dimension of toast and baked apples. This is an elegant and graceful wine, with a smooth acid profile that allows its brightness and freshness to serve as a welcomed counterweight to the rich brioche notes. Aging will allow for the development of the fantastic secondary flavour characteristics typical of the Marsanne grape - look for marzipan, honey and caramel if you are able to set the wine down for three to four years. This wine drinks well now, but will benefit those willing to wait till 2027 or so before opening. Pair this wine with all types of seafood, foie gras, or asparagus gratin for a wonderful culinary experience.

Critic's Rating

92pts
This is 64% Roussanne and 36% Marsanne. A portion of the wine was fermented cool in stainless steel; a portion was fermented warm in barrel. The wine was aged four months in both French oak (30% new) and stainless steel. The wine begins with aromas of apricot, nectarine and cantaloupe. The palate is packed with ripe flavours of stone fruits. The wine is quite generous on the finish.
- John Schreiner
  • National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Gold Medal National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Gold Medal
  • Connoisseur Note(s):

    Gold Medal - 2023 Cascadia International Wine Competition

    Elegant and complex, this Roussanne and Marsanne blend has dried apricots, honey and hints of fresh irises. Lovely lingering finish. 91 points - Sharon McLean, WineAlign

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    • National Wine Awards of Canada 2023, Gold Medal