'The Three Graces' Marsanne, Viognier, Roussanne 2012
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Tasting Notes

This synergistic trio seamlessly combines the beauty, charm and joy only achievable in a three-way blend where the Marsanne brings elegance and texture, the Viognier finesse and flavour and the Roussanne grace and structure.

Winemaking

The Three Graces also represent three of the noblest white grape varieties: Marsanne, Viognier and Roussanne. The grapes were picked early to retain their freshness and fermented separately in stainless steel vats with a small portion of each variety both barrel and wild fermented followed by nine months' maturation on lees.  

With The Three Graces Marsanne Viognier Roussanne I have been able to bring to life my passions: art, cricket and winemaking. With a nod to the works of Canova and Raphael this wine is dedicated to W.G. Grace, "The Champion", who had two brothers, E.M. and G.F., who also played cricket for England, including one test together against Australia in 1880.

Reviews
90 - 91 points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Marsanne 50%, Viognier 46%, Rousanne 4% and as the website boldly states, it “combines the beauty, charm and joy only achievable in a three-way..” Light smokiness, honeydew and white flowers. Bright acid lemon tang through a light bodied wine with a subtle glossy feel. Some lemon zest flavours. Nice and tight, an early picked style that’s a little bit sporty for a Barossa white. Should take a bit of bottle age too. Nicely done. 90-91 Link to Review click here
90 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
The three varieties have combined well, perhaps due to the small percentage of each barrel-fermented and matured on lees until blending. Stone fruit, honeysuckle and apricot are all on display. Short term cellaring isn't strictly necessary, but would likely add even more to the flavour and texture.
TROPHY Best Dry White Blend
Review by: Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2013
Gold Medal
Review by: Barossa Wine Show 2013
Gold Medal
Review by: China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013
Silver Medal
Review by: New Zealand International Wine Show 2013
Gold Medal
Review by: Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2013
Silver Medal
Review by: Mundus Vini 2013
Silver Medal
Review by: Sydney Royal Wine Show 2014
Silver Medal
Review by: International Wine Challenge 2014

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2013 | 
CLOSURE
Screw Cap

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
Marsanne 50%, Viognier 46%, Rousanne 4%
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
12.5%
MATURATION
14% French Oak
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Tasting Notes

This synergistic trio seamlessly combines the beauty, charm and joy only achievable in a three-way blend where the Marsanne brings elegance and texture, the Viognier finesse and flavour and the Roussanne grace and structure.

Winemaking

The Three Graces also represent three of the noblest white grape varieties: Marsanne, Viognier and Roussanne. The grapes were picked early to retain their freshness and fermented separately in stainless steel vats with a small portion of each variety both barrel and wild fermented followed by nine months' maturation on lees.  

With The Three Graces Marsanne Viognier Roussanne I have been able to bring to life my passions: art, cricket and winemaking. With a nod to the works of Canova and Raphael this wine is dedicated to W.G. Grace, "The Champion", who had two brothers, E.M. and G.F., who also played cricket for England, including one test together against Australia in 1880.

Reviews
90 - 91 points

Score: 90+ Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Marsanne 50%, Viognier 46%, Rousanne 4% and as the website boldly states, it “combines the beauty, charm and joy only achievable in a three-way..” Light smokiness, honeydew and white flowers. Bright acid lemon tang through a light bodied wine with a subtle glossy feel. Some lemon zest flavours. Nice and tight, an early picked style that’s a little bit sporty for a Barossa white. Should take a bit of bottle age too. Nicely done. 90-91 Link to Review click here

90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
The three varieties have combined well, perhaps due to the small percentage of each barrel-fermented and matured on lees until blending. Stone fruit, honeysuckle and apricot are all on display. Short term cellaring isn't strictly necessary, but would likely add even more to the flavour and texture.

TROPHY Best Dry White Blend

Score: Trophy Best Dry White Blend
Review by: Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2013

Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: Barossa Wine Show 2013

Gold Medal

Score: Gold Medal
Review by: China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013

Silver Medal
Review by: New Zealand International Wine Show 2013

Gold Medal
Review by: Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2013

Silver Medal
Review by: Mundus Vini 2013

Silver Medal
Review by: Sydney Royal Wine Show 2014

Silver Medal
Review by: International Wine Challenge 2014

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2013 | 
CLOSURE
Screw Cap

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
Marsanne 50%, Viognier 46%, Rousanne 4%
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
12.5%
MATURATION
14% French Oak

 

 

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