Le Marin is one of the southerly winds that blows into this region from the Mediterranean usually bringing rain, however if the Marin blows and there is no rain it is known as a Marin Blanc. This wine is a blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier, all of which thrive in dry climate conditions and which benefit greatly from a helpful Marin Blanc. As with all the grapes grown at Domaine de Sainte Rose, the Roussanne and Marsanne were picked at night to protect the juice and to bring the fruit into the winery at a moderate temperature. They are vinified separately. Both began their traditional fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, but the Roussanne was then transferred to new and 1-2year old French oak barrels to complete fermentation. The Roussanne remained in these barrels in our temperature controlled barrel cellar to age for 6 months.
Colour: Pale Gold Nose: White Melon, pear drops and sweet vanilla. Palate: Good acidity and balance up front followed by rich, caramel flavours and a glycerol-smooth finish. Drink: Now until 2018 Available vintages: 2013
Number bottles in packaging:6 Number bottles in box:6