John Duval Plexus Marsanne/Viognier/Roussanne 2015
STYLE: My aim with Plexus MVR isto promote a vibrant expression of fruit aromas from the interaction of the three varieties; and on the palate, to build structure and texture,ratherthan just acid crispness.
VINTAGE: The 2015 vintage started with a warmer than usual spring followed by early, but even, flowering and fruit-set. Frost, particularly in the Northern Barossa reduced yields however the conditions during fruit ripening were pleasingly mild and dry with rain in mid-January brining some welcome relief. Picking started early on 6 February for Marsanne, however due the impact of frost we only able to secure a much smaller parcel of Roussanne, which matured slightly later and was picked on 19 February. Viognier was again sourced from the cooler Eden Valley, picked in mid-March.
TASTING: Colour: Attractive pale straw Nose: Aromas ofstone fruits, dried apricot and subtle Asian spice. Palate: Fresh flavours of nashi-pear and stonefruit, the 2015 is medium bodied with a moreish savoury finish supported by tangy acidity. Fresh and attractive as a young wine, it will develop in texture and richness and make for good food pairings with seafood and white meats