Aged for 12 months in new Cadus pungeons.
100/100 marsanne clone 1083 harvested in Monterey County. The 2012 and 2013 seasons were very similar in term of weather patterns, heat/ day and rain. Monterey County is well known for maintaining acidity and freshness in the grape, especially whites.
Marsanne, the most underestimated Rhone white varietal, expresses its full potential here, with a traditional rhone yeast and a classic batonnage twice daily for six weeks. It can take as much aging in oak as a chardonnay, up to 36 months in big vats! Some of the most exclusive marsannes in the world are made this way.
This vintage reminds me of white fruit: peach, pear and especially quince which is my favorite fruit. As you taste it, a fresh zest apple comes up front, followed by a dense mouth feel with a lot of weight. Served chilled at 45F, this 2013 Marsanne can age beautifully for the next 10 years.