VRM Renaissance bottle

2014

Renaissance VRM (Viognier Roussanne Marsanne)

Per Bottle
$32.00
Case Of 6
$192.00


This refined and complex wine deserves a meal to match. Complement this blend with a creamy seafood risotto or slow cooked pork belly.

Will drink well for 3 to 5 years

 
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Vintage Conditions

Vintage 2014 was relatively interesting and after frost early in the season, it panned out quite well for both our white and red wines. Spring saw average weather conditions followed by a hot, dry spell during late summer. The early frost decreased our yields but careful management of the vines including timely watering during a particularly hot period in late January, kept the vines stress free and in excellent condition.

Tasting Notes

Grown in our Shelley’s Vineyard, these vines have been reaching full maturity over the last few years, and combined with the conditions of the Rutherglen region, are proving to be ideal for producing magnificent white wines from varieties traditionally grown in southern European regions.
Viognier is a rich wine, almost oily in texture, with heady aromas and flavours of honeysuckle. As the highest proportion of this blend, Viognier contributes fruit weight, richness and structural backbone. Roussanne is also highly aromatic, has a high level of natural acidity, and contributes tropical, cashew notes and length of flavour. Marsanne is known for citrus characters and its ability to age and develop gracefully.
On the nose there are delicate honeysuckle, apricot, flinty and tropical fruit notes, with stylish hints of cedar and toast from premium oak and lees contact. The palate is mouth filling, has a creamy texture and ripe fruit flavours, with enduring citrus and toasty notes on the finish. This elegant blend is a truly harmonious white wine.

Winemaking

Our premium white wine was harvested in small batches and at various levels of ripeness. The best batches were fermented using our indigenous yeast in a combination of new and old premium French oak hogsheads and puncheons, then allowed to mature in these barrels for eleven months, stirring the lees as required to enhance the varieties natural textures. Large oak vessels were used to allow the lovely oak nuances to complement, but not overpower each of the varietals aromas and flavours. The blended proportions of each varietal produces the most complete, balanced and harmonious wine, with the characteristics of each variety evident and complementary.

Wine Detail & Analysis

Varieties: 55% Viognier 25% Roussanne 20% Marsanne
Region: Rutherglen, North East Victoria
Harvest date: 15 - 26 February 2014
Release date: January 2016
Alcohol: 13.5%
Oak treatment: Saury and Sirugue Francois Ferres: 43% new, 19% 1-year old, 19% 3-year-old, 19% 5-year-old
Total acid: 6.9 g/L
pH: 3.4
Residual sugar: Dry, less than 1.0g/l

Awards

SILVER 2015 Cairns Wine Show
SILVER 2015 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show
BRONZE 2014 Cowra Wine Show
GOLD 2016 Cairns Wine Show

 

Industry Reviews

Huon Hooke (Aug, 2016)

94 Points

“Full yellow colour and a rich, complex, nutty and well-harmonised bouquet full of character and charm. Lots of barrel ferment character here and a big full-bodied spicy palate, with richness and complex layers of flavour. Lovely soft, fine texture and great length. Excellent.”

 

AUSTRALIAN GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE MAGAZINE (Jan 2017)

Top 100 New Wine Releases

4 Stars

“This has a full yellow hue and a complex, generously flavoured style, the ripe fruit augmented by spicy, barrel-fermented notes, resulting in a softly textured, long-flavoured dry white wine with richness and charm.”


Additional Information

Weight 0.75 kg
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 35 cm
Quantity

x Case 6, Per Bottle, Case of 3, Case of 6, Case of 12, Case of 24