Monday, 24 October 2011
Summit Estate The Pinnacle White 2010
This wine is a blend of three varieties - Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier. It's not a common blend seen here in Australia, but is a common blend particularly in France. This example shows the fruit all comes together nicely to create a wine which tantalises the senses.
Marsanne usually plays second fiddle to viognier in many French blends but not in this case, and the reverse works well.
Barrel fermented, the oak influence is obvious on the nose. Toasty characteristics present on a dense, rounded palate along with a nutty persistence. Fruit is full and firm with a long lingering finish.