Friday, May 4, 2012

Session 13 - Autumn of Marsanne et al - White Rhône varieties and blends

Our May tasting will be looking at white Rhone varieties and blends - Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier. We'll be joined by special guests Rory Lane from Story Wines and Jeremy Pringle of Wine Will Eat Itself who both have a special interest in these wines. These are great wines with food and we'll be looking at a range of styles and blends culminating with a tasting of the very special Giaconda Aeolia Roussanne 2009.

Wines are subject to change, and vintage subject to confirmation.

Bracket 1
Tahbilk Marsanne 2011 Nagambie Lakes, Central Victoria @tahbilkwinery
Tahbilk 1927 Vines 2007 Nagambie Lakes, Central Victoria @tahbilkwinery

Bracket 2
Collector Lamp Lit Marsanne 2011 Canberra District, NSW
Ben Haines Marsanne 2011 Yarra Valley, VIC @bhexplore
All Saints Estate Marsanne 2010 Rutherglen, North East Victoria @allsaintsestate

Bracket 3
The Story Wines Westgate Vineyard Blanc 2011 Grampians, Western Victoria @storywines
Ravensworth ‘The Grainery’ Marsanne Roussanne (Viognier) 2011 Canberra District, NSW @RavenswortWine @bjmart8

Bracket 4
d’Arenberg The Hermit Crab MVR 2010 McLaren Vale, South Australia @darenberg  

Mitchelton Air Strip MVR 2010 Nagambie Lakes, Central Victoria @MitcheltonWines

Bracket 5
Torbreck Woodcutters RVM 2010 Barossa Valley, South Australia @torbreckbarossa
All Saints Estate 'Family Cellar' Marsanne 2009 Rutherglen, North East Victoria @allsaintsestate

Bracket 6
Jamsheed Roussanne 2011 Beechworth, Victoria @jamsheedwines
Bird On A Wire Marsanne 2010 Yarra Valley, Victoria @Birdonawirewine

Bracket 7
Dard & Ribo Hermitage Blanc (Roussanne) 2009 Hermitage, France @fourthwavewine
Giaconda Aeolia Roussanne 2009 Beechworth, North East Victoria @misterterroir

RSVPs open at 9am on Monday 7 May and will be taken via Twitter @swirlsniffspit

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