John Duval Wines ‘Plexus’ Marsanne Roussanne Viognier 2018

Size: 750

About This Wine

Attractive pale straw color. Aromas of stone fruits, dried apricot and subtle Asian spice. Fresh flavours of nashi-pear and stonefruit, the 2018 is medium bodied with a moreish savoury finish supported by tangy acidity. Fresh and attractive as a young wine, it will develop in texture and richness and make for good food pairings with seafood and white meats.

Type White Wine
Varietal(s) Marsanne Viognier Roussanne
Country Australia
Region Barossa Valley
Brand John Duval
Vintage 2018

Barossa Valley Wine

Barossa Valley Wine

The Barossa Valley wine region has historically and currently still is one of Australia's most prestigious premium wine producing regions. Located just 60km north east of Adelaide city centre, the climate there is very hot and dry which is perfect for the big bold reds the area is famous for.

A straight Shiraz is what Barossa is most well known for, however Rhone blends, such as Shiraz Cabernet are also very popular. While much less prevalent, white wines (Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon) are planted on the higher altitude hillsides where the ocean breeze cools temperatures down to a level suitable for producing these varieties as well.

Some of Australia's earliest Shiraz plantings can be found here dating as far back as the 1850's. While not always a guarantee of quality, it might be worth seeking out and trying one of the region's "old vine shiraz" if you haven't yet.

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World Wine – Barossa blend of marsanne, roussanne and viognier. Six months in oak. Slender, direct, elegant and controlled. Indeed a far more elegant wine than this blend routinely produces. Built to age, you could also argue. Pebbly, spicy, stone-fruited and citrussy. Spice. Musk. A hint of reduction. Patience is required, but should be rewarded.

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