MARQUEE SIGNATURE YARRA VALLEY CHARDONNAY - (Marquee Australian Wines - Yarra Valley, Australia)
Available Vintages: 2008
89 Points – Wine Spectator (2006 Vintage)
88 Points – Stephen Tanzer (IWC) (2006 Vintage)
BLEND / COLOR:
100% Chardonnay, White / Straw Green
Fresh citrus fruit is well balanced and thirst quenching. An assertive wine with hints of dried apricots and spicy cashews. Rich, ripe & spicy tropical fruits are mixed with gentle oak complexities. Enjoy the honeydew melon and esters of lime zest. A great pair with shrimp & scallops. Bring out the citrus with lemon chicken or a mandarin orange salad.
The Yarra Valley is Victoria’s oldest vineyard area dating back to before 1837. A generally cool, wet climate just north of Melbourne, Australia. Chardonnay is the Valley’s specialty and this wine comes from the Coldstream Hills in the heart of the Yarra. Elegant with subtle flavors to impress the discerning palate, the extended lees contact and barrel fermentation add great length & body to the palate.
2.50 g/L Res. Sugar
12.70%% Alcohol by Vol.
MARQUEE SIGNATURE HEATHCOTE SHIRAZ - (Marquee Australian Wines - Australia)
Available Vintages: 2010
BLEND / COLOR: 100% Shiraz, Red / Dark magenta with burgundy hues near the edges
PALATE/BOUQUET: Smokey cedar and mint chocolate mix with bramble and blackcurrant, combining with earthy aromas hinting of liquorice. Red earth and blackcurrant fruit on entry give hints of mint chocolate with a broadening mid-palate, finishing with elegant, fine chewy tannins in a long finish matching most food styles.
0.9 g/L Res. Sugar
13% Alcohol by Vol.
REGION NOTES: The 2010 was the break in a 15 year drought bringing good rains during winter and the first of a cycle of cooler summers to Victoria in relief to the lethal bush fires of the previous year. This Shiraz fruit was grown in a small vineyard near Mia Mia in the famous Heathcote region and produced by Silver Wings Wines in a diversion of style from the bolder McLaren Vale wines previously imported under the U.S. ‘Marquee’ label. Showing greater elegance and restraint it was matured in small French oak barrels for 18 months prior to bottling in new low carbon emission, light weight bottles, we seal with a technology leading screw cap to ensure the full flavour and character of the wine is preserved for the consumer, free of taint. It is a high quality, rich and elegant wine offering well balanced dark Cherry and Blackberry fruit flavours, oak & soil complexities with a balanced, long tannin finish.
SHIRAZ CABERNET - (Marquee Australian Wines - Australia)
Available Vintages: 2009
PALATE/BOUQUET: Dark berries, baking spices and a touch of cigar tobacco on the nose are balanced by rich dark cherry, toffee and leather flavors on the palate.
VINTAGE NOTES: Oak aged in American barrels. Best harvest since 2004.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Pasta, burgers, pizza and grilled meat.
AGING POTENTIAL: 2 to 10 years
2.8 g/L Res. Sugar
13.5% Alcohol by Vol.
MARQUEE ORGANIC CHARDONNAY - (Marquee Australian Wines - New South Wales, Australia)
Available Vintages: 2011
BLEND / COLOR: 100% Chardonnay, White / Deep golden green
PALATE/BOUQUET: Rich, ripe fruit characters of peaches and nectarine mix softly with fermentation and lees characters in an enticing complexity. Rich, broad Chardonnay fruit blends with sweet lees complexities offering a mouth filling viscous depth of flavour in a complex mixture. The rich fruit flavours broaden in the palate and are balanced by a fine acidity into an elegant clean finish with hints of nectarine. This wine is an excellent match to most seafood or white meat dishes.
pH = 3.30
Res. Sugar. = 2 g/lt
REGION NOTES: The region of South Western N.S.W presents near perfect conditions for natural production methods and the grapes for this wine are grown and made into wine following all the organic principles for a sustainable farming future.