'Mr.V' is a blend of the three traditional Rhone White varieties; Marsanne, Roussanne & Viognier - but that is where the tradition finishes.
The Marsanne was fermented on skins (approx 30 days) and the Roussanne & Viognier wild-yeast fermented in older French oak barrels.
The wine then spent 6 months maturing in oak before blending and bottling.
2014 features a higher percentage of skin-fermented Marsanne that the previous vintage (around 50%), giving a deeper orange colour, savoury texture and a refreshing, crisp palate. Aromatically this wine is a complex blend of vibrant Rousanne (think white flowers and stone fruit), lifted Viognier (apricot & ginger) and a base note of candied orange and macadamias from the Marsanne.
This is a wine that will power through food-wine matching, standing up to rich flavours and heavier dishes.