Tasting Notes

14.0% alc/vol

Brick red in appearance with a rim of copper typical of the Nebbiolo grape, this wine possesses an alluring bouquet of autumn leaves, red currants, cigar box, wild herbs and cassia bark on the nose. A bright and attractive palate of cocoa and wild raspberry is evident with fine tannins, the result of a lengthy post-ferment maceration.

As Vinea Marson’s vineyard continues to develop, the vine age of our Nebbiolo is beginning to produce wonderful and consistent wines. This wine stands as a testament to the potential of Heathcote for the production of premium quality Nebbiolo. Decanting prior to serving is recommended – this wine can be aged for ten years or more. 

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14.5% alc/vol

Garnet red in colour, the 2013 Sangiovese possesses a concentrated nose of dark cherry, dried prunes and spicy cloves with hints of roasted coffee beans and a lick of vanilla. The palate is similarly complex - briary with rich notes of dark cherry. This sensory battle between savoury and fruit characters provides great complexity on the palate and is followed by firm and elegant tannins and a pleasing, long finish.

Winemaker Mario Marson believes this wine demonstrates Heathcote’s potential for the production of premium Sangiovese. 

 

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14.0% alc/vol
(93% Shiraz, 7% Viognier)

This estate wine has a deep red hue with blue tinges. On the nose a slight graphite quality is followed by attractive savoury notes of olive tapenade and a powerful core of dark fruits. A chalky palate with intense, ripe blackberry and blueberry flavours follows with integrated French oak on its long palate. This savoury wine displays firm and long tannins and concludes with great length. The flavour and textural complexity of the 2013 Shiraz Viognier exhibits Mario Marson’s skill as a winemaker and is indicative of the elegant Rhone-style reds that can be produced in Heathcote. 

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14.0% alc/vol

The 2014 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. 

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13.5% alc/vol
(75% Sangiovese and 25% Nebbiolo)

The pale onion skin colour of this Rosé with slight pink tinges gives a hint as to the savoury European style of this beautiful food friendly wine. On the nose, notes of strawberries and cream are evident as well as enticing savoury herbal characters. This wine exhibits a savoury palate of dried herbs from the Nebbiolo which gives way to flavours of ripe strawberries and cherries from the Sangiovese. A hint of almond kernel is evident on this wine’s long finish.

The mix of these two varieties allows for the dynamic interplay between Sangiovese and Nebbiolo – a merging of sweet fruit and savoury characters provide this wine with balance and complexity. 

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Experience Prosecco as it was traditionally made (before the late 19th century that is)! Unlike its fruitier and more floral mainstream counterpart, the col fondo does not undergo disgorgement and dosage so that the lees remain in bottle. The resulting cloudy wine is full of savoury aromatics and pleasant bread characters. 

On the nose aromas of lemon and fresh granny-smith apples are evident, followed by lemon tart characters alongside notes of toasted brioche on the palate. The balance of crisp acidity and nutty characters on the finish make this wine the perfect accompaniment for the salty flavours on an antipasto platter – with meats such as Veneto salumi or cappocollo. 

Available exclusively at the Cellar Door and in extremely limited quantities – order now to avoid missing out! 

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13.5% alc/vol
(40% Pinot bianco, 26% Malvasia d'Istria, 20% Friulano, 14% Picolit)

Vinea Marson’s 3rd vintage of this intriguing and complex blend pays homage to our roots in north-eastern Italy. Pale green in colour, the Grazia exhibits attractive aromas of preserved lemon, citrus peel and orange blossom with a hint of flinty struck match. With an intriguing textural palate reminiscent of the multi-blend wines of Friuli, this medium bodied wine displays characters of peach, melon and lemon with a creamy almond finish.

Delicious to drink now, this wine will also evolve and can be enjoyed for the next five years. Excellent with cheese and main dishes of white meats, this wine is also a popular way of confounding your friends at a blind tasting! 

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11% alc/vol

The 2016 Prosecco possesses an alluring nose of ripe pear, fresh green apple with subtle notes of lemon pith and florals.

A touch drier then previous vintages, the palate is at first dominated by the crisp acidity of zesty lemon, followed by nutty flavours and a yeasty complexity, a rich mouth-feel derived from the addition of 1.25% Pinot bianco that concludes with a hint of bitterness and saltiness.

The long, dry and mouthwatering finish cries out for the prosecco to be enjoyed with a plate of cured meats and antipasti.

Cin cin! 

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12.0% alc/vol

Vinea Marson’s first orange wine is made from fruit grown for Vinea Marson in the Alpine Valleys of north-eastern Victoria.
The Friulano #7 possesses a vibrant orange hue, due to the seven days it spent on skins during fermentation. It displays enticing aromas of poached pears and orange blossom, followed by elegant phenolics on the palate and a pleasant, lengthy finish. This full-bodied and textured wine is best enjoyed with white meat such as veal, chicken and pork and fish including salmon and snapper.