2016 Marsanne

100% Marsanne

Unfined and Unfiltered
11.1% Alc
TA 5.5 g/L
pH 3.49
Total SO2 70 ppm

24 Cases Produced
30 USD Retail

Picked
August 10 2016

Bottled
September 25 2017

Released
March 3 2018

VESSEL
Fermented in neutral French oak and stainless steel barrels.

TIME
Aged in neutral French oak with occasional bâtonnage for 12 months. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally.

EYE
Straw yellow with a pale green hue.

NOSE
Membrillo, white melon, Smarties, beeswax and under-ripe Bosch pear.

MOUTH
Lively yet smooth with an underlying richness.

LANGUAGE
Ambient sunflower time
Fennel Hay
Sheer honey
Not lonely
Icebox cold. Not silly
With friends
Longing for a seat in Provence
What Agnès Varda is serving in Le Bonheur
Something from summer, shifted over time
A California smile
Pale orange
Cloud over bloom flower
Float over goat
Eating the green grapes sugar
Fleur de verte
Baguette
Melon
Shifting honey light

* Glen Helfand, with Suzi Roberts. Glen Helfand is a writer and curator; Suzi Roberts is a poet and teacher.

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