2015 Marsanne

Epiphany Wine Co

2015 Marsanne


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Marsanne has arrestingly great aromatics. There’s a distinctive aromatic lift in this pretty white wine of cantaloupe, orange zest, pie crust, beeswax, jasmine and a hint of vanilla. Citrus notes carries forth on the palate, along with flavors of vanilla, honey, lemon curd and golden delicious apple. The fruit flavors on the palate of this wine are an ideal accompaniment for hard cheeses. This is also the ideal sipping wine, and will pair nicely with the warm weather on our horizon.

We hand-picked these grapes at night, so that this Marsanne might retain its freshness. We also took extra care to handle each cluster carefully, as Marsaane is delicate and tends to bruise easily. Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were whole-cluster pressed, a gentle process wherein the intact grapes are directly pressed while still attached to the stems; this process helps us to avoid the extraction of harsh tannins and what some winemakers refer to as “greenness” or bitterness. The juice that is collected from pressing is then cold settled in a tank for 2 to 3 days. The clean juice is then racked into predominately one- or four-year French oak barrels, where it remains for 7 months. During this time, the wine goes through 100% malolactic fermentation, the process by which malic acid is converted into lactic acid, thereby enhancing the body and flavor of the wine, and enriching the texture with an added creaminess.

"The 2015 Marsanne offers up notions of lemongrass, fresh hay and apple pie with a waft of shaved almonds. Medium-bodied with a pleasant oiliness to the texture, it has lovely savory characters and a bit of spiciness to the finish." ~ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Tasting Notes
COLOR: golden straw hue AROMAS: orange zest, beeswax, jasmine, cantaloupe, vanilla, pie crust FLAVORS: citrus, lemon curd, golden delicious apple, vanilla, honey
Barrel Aging
Aged 7 months in 100% French oak, of which 10% is new
Berthomieu, Mercurey
Vineyard Source
70% Rodney's Vineyard (Block H) & 30% Camp Four Vineyard (Blcok 14D) both located in the Santa Ynez Valley. Tons per acre: 1.3-1.7

Wine Specs

100% Marsanne
Alcohol %
0.603 g/100mL
Harvest Brix
25.3 - 25.5
Harvest Date
9/21 - 9/22/15
243 cases
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