2017 John Duval Plexus Marsanne Viognier Roussanne

Barossa Valley, SA

Fine release of John Duval's much-loved textural white blend.


John Duval Wines will never be another Penfolds - it is simply my chance to express my 40 odd years of premium winemaking knowledge using some of the best fruit in the world.

John Duval, owner/winemaker

About The Wine

John Duval is better known for his exceptional reds, but his one white wine is a great example of his winemaking prowess.

The 'Plexus' Marsanne Roussanne Viognier blend is based on the white wines of the Rhone Valley in France, and while it is rich and textural as the style demands it maintains its poise and is never flabby. It's a wonderful example of this famous style.

As Campbell Mattinson said in his 92+ point review, "We’re in excellent territory, and hands, here."

If you're a serious collector of premium Aussie wines then John Duval is a label you need in your cellar.

About John Duval

John Duval is an International winemaking legend, and one of our country's vino superstars.

For 29 years he was a winemaker (16 years as chief) at the little-known Barossa winery Penfolds, and was responsible during that time for putting together the reasonably drinkable wine we call 'Grange'.

For the last decade, Duval has spent his time traversing the globe, making high-quality wines in Europe, the North-West of the USA and even Chile. But his love remains the Barossa Valley, with his private label wines representing a chance to try some stunning wines at very reasonable prices.

Now with his own label in full-flight, John's legacy as one of the Barossa Valley's finest winemakers of his generation continues to grow.

Barossa legend John Duval
Barossa legend John Duval
Barossa Valley, SA

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Bright and sunny in part; textural and smoky in other; long and satisfying to close. The grapes have been picked at perfect ripeness, the oak deftly matched, the general juicy flow of it set just so. We’re in excellent territory, and hands, here. It should mature well into the medium term too." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Marsanne was sourced from the Marananga region, Roussanne fom the Kalimna region and Viognier from Eden Valley.

Wnemaking:  Gentle pressings were combined with free run juice and cold settled.  Fermentation commenced in stainless steel but some of the Marsanne and Viognier finished fermentaton in and was aged in barrel until bottled in late August.  The remaining Marsanne and the Roussanne was aged on lees in tank until bottling, to enhance the structure and texture of the wine.

Oak Maturation: 25% of the total blend was aged in fine-grain French oak (with 15% being new puncheons) for a total of 6 months.

Technical Notes:

Alcohol 12.5%
pH 3.32
TA 5.40g/l

Blend : Marsanne (45%), Roussanne (45%), Viognier (10%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml


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