About The Wine
This is a walk on the wild side of Marsanne.
Stuart Dudine makes this Marsanne as a classic orange wine. By fermenting this fruit on its skins, Stuart accentuates the spicy ginger notes and honeysuckle characters of the variety, as well as adding a little tannin to the mix.
Marsanne can lack structure at times but tannin here helps the framework and keeps this wine trim, taut and terrific.
Not your average Marsanne but a very cool glass of wine.
Stuart Dudine started his Yarra Valley label in 2012 with an eye to producing Rhone-inspired wines in the heartland of Victorian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
After dedicating years to Syrah, Grenache, Marsanne et. al. he's broadened the scope of the label to now include Pinot and Chardonnay as well as a suite of lo-fi wines made with minimal additions but maximum attention to detail.
These are interesting, off-the-beaten-path wines from the Yarra Valley and well worth a look if you like those under-the-radar producers doing things a bit differently.