AT A GLANCE
Bark, Eucalyptus, Gumnuts
Textured & Savoury, White, Full-bodied
Tuna Sashimi, Dim Sum, Curry
James Halliday Wine
A NOTE FROM OUR WINEMAKERS
The charm of Marsanne, what makes it an interesting wine, is its unusual floral aromas and beautiful mouthfeel and texture. This wine has a unique floral aroma; it is not overtly acidic and has fantastic texture.
Gary BaldwinChief Winemaker
Peter DillonSenior Winemaker
THE FINER DETAILS
This is a full-flavoured Rhone-style wine. It has a very complex nose with aromas of dried pear, field honey and wild flower with a hint of potpourri. The palate is full bodied with rich spicy pear flavours and excellent texture. An ideal food match would be sashimi tuna.Download Tasting Notes
Vintage 2014 was a challenging one in the Yarra Valley. However, late setting and ripening varieties such as Marsanne fared better than early varietals such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
This Marsanne was picked relatively late, in mid-March, to allow the fruit to achieve full flavour. The fruit was whole bunch pressed and the juice was 100% barrel fermented in old oak to minimise oak aromatics while building texture and flavour. The wine was aged on lees for 10 months to further enhance texture and palate weight.
Yarra ValleyVictoria, Australia
One of Australia's premier cool climate wine regions, the Yarra Valley encompasses such diverse topography that it can produce premium quality fruit in a range of grape varieties.Read more about the Yarra Valley
Highbow Hill Vineyard is made up of 40 hectares of established vines planted on rolling hills just north of the Yarra Valley.
Soils are sandy loam over clay and gravel over mudstone.
The long driveway meanders through the vines to the residence and provides uninterrupted views of the lake-sized dam and surrounding panorama.Read more about the Yarra Valley
THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL
THE TIERSINGLE VINEYARD
GIFTING • CELLARING • RARE
These rare single vineyard wines are only released in the finest vintages as the best of the best from our carefully managed vineyards.
The labels each feature a collection of objects from the vineyard the wine was grown.
OBJECTBark, Eucalyptus, Gumnuts
The landscape of Highbow Hill Vineyard features established vines planted on rolling hills.
Eucalyptus and gum trees are widespread with a diverse range of soils ranging from sandy loam to yellow clays.