2022 Mount Mary Marli Russell RP1

Well on its way to being a new Mount Mary classic, the RP1 is a fragrant, full flavoured and food-loving white with a gorgeous texture.

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The Marli Russell label of Yarra Valley pioneers Mount Mary is named in honour of co-founder Marli Middleton, and her adventurous enthusiasm for the winery to explore new ideas.

In line with this Mount Mary planted 7 Rhone varieties 15 years ago ideally suited to the Valley's warming climate, including the three in this white blend - Marsanne, Roussanne and Clairette.

With its honeyed pears and ripe green melon, it’s got both presence and gorgeous texture. Tight, smokey lemongrass and herbal edges keep things straight and the scales balanced.

In true Mount Mary style they’re well on their way to building another classic!

94 points
"A little struck match, green melon, lime and lime rind, jasmine perfume, some cinnamon pastry. It’s bright and quite juicy, even a little bit tropical, but there’s that lime rind thing again, which offers a lovely counterpoint. There’s a fine chalky grip to texture, bright acidity, and kind of glossy too, with a finish of excellent length and nutty/spicy complexity. Lovely wine. It could even be better again with a few more years in bottle." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

The 2022 rendition of our RP1 blend encompasses all the attributes that we have been hoping to bring together for a number of years now. The blend this year is 40/40/20 Marsanne, Roussanne and Clairette. Whilst delicious drinking now, it will age gracefully for another decade or so.

2022 RP1 TASTING NOTE

40% Marsanne, 40% Roussanne, 20% Clairette

The nose opens with a little toasty oak and some struck match complexity that quickly subsides and makes way for the powerful fruit to take charge. Pear, melon and a hint of pineapple are all easily detected. On the palate, there is more concentration than previous vintages and a slightly more pronounced viscosity/oily texture. The extra concentration does not detract from the freshness and therein lies the balance we have been in pursuit of since the first release of this wine in 2014.

94 points - "A little struck match, green melon, lime and lime rind, jasmine perfume, some cinnamon pastry. It’s bright and quite juicy, even a little bit tropical, but there’s that lime rind thing again, which offers a lovely counterpoint. There’s a fine chalky grip to texture, bright acidity, and kind of glossy too, with a finish of excellent length and nutty/spicy complexity. Lovely wine. It could even be better again with a few more years in bottle." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Mount Mary

One of the great Australian domains is in the form of its life with young Sam Middleton as head winemaker.

The list of accolades for the great Mount Mary is long and rich. They are one of the country's most celebrated and collectable family-owned estates. From the impossible balance of the iconic Quintet and Triolet blends to the scintillating Chardonnays and the rare and almost mythical Pinot Noir, there is not a hair out of place in the Mount Mary lineup.

With Sam Middleton in charge of the winemaking process, Mount Mary is entering its second golden age as one of the jewels of the Yarra Valley.

Sam Middleton (Photo Credit: Ewen Bell / Wine Australia) Mount Mary

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