Vinelea, Petit Blanc Marsanne Roussanne 2018
My first experience of this wine, and the producer, was only a month ago, and I was so compelled by the frightening drinkability of this blend that I felt compelled to re-visit it.
Its colour affirms its ripeness - rich yellow, tending more to golden. Wild honey; peaches; and apricot nectar aromas, again, suggest that the cool-climate region of Beechworth wasn't particulaly frigid in 2018. That noted, it's a low alcohol expression of this blend.
It's an entirely different wine when sipped - ripe lemon pith and mandarin skins - a chalky, skinsy charm to it.
It has all of the nonchalant coolness of a natural
wine, without having to forgive any faults.
Winery Website: www.vinelea.com.au