The estate-grown Viognier is pale green in colour with slight straw tinges. It displays an elegant, citrus nose of orange pith with hints of apricot, ginger spice, cloves and delicate toast from French oak (30% new). The balance between acidity and sweetness is further evident on the palate – whose supple richness displays myriad citrus and apricot notes. Picked at optimum ripeness, the aspect of the Viognier parcel in the Sopra Vineyard at Vinea Marson allows us to create a wine that demonstrates a beautiful balance between crisp flavours and subtle sweetness.
‘Mario Marson has handled this prickly variety with Panache, making it seem all too easy. It has complex flavour, texture and structure, yet avoids phenolics. The bright straw-green colour is a good guide for a wine with stone fruits, including, of course, apricot and fresh citrus- tinged acidity, oak in its due place quietly contributing.’ 95 Points – James Halliday