The nose displays notes of magnolia, marzipan and a hint of green tea in the background. The palate is well blanced and shows remarkable roundness that contributes to a long-lasting finish.
Our Marsanne comes from Bonofiglio Vineyard, owned by Glenn McGourty and his two brothers. This seven-acre organically farmed vineyard is located five miles north of the town of Hopland along the banks of the upper Russian River. The location provides ideal conditions for growing white Rhone varietals that need a long growing season to fully develop flavors and aromas while still retaining their natural acidity.
Vineyard Elevation: 560 feet
Yield: 4 tons/acre
Harvest Date: September 12, 2014
Fermentation: Whole-cluster pressed and barrel fermented to dryness in neutral French oak barrels. No malolactic fermentation
Aging: Aged in neutral French oak for five months with lees contact and stirred once a month to increase mouth-feel
Total Case Production: 150