Named after an historical surveyor’s geographic marker overlooking our vineyard, Glen Garvald wines represent our varietal and replanting response to climate change.
This inaugural Glen Garvald Marsanne Roussanne release represents the realisation of a 13-year long process of development, from inspiration to ideation to actualization of a dream, triggered by our winemaker working the 2006 vintage at the incomparable Domaine Jean-Louis Chave in the Hermitage appellation of France’s northern Rhône Valley.
Unfurling aromas of ginger, makrut lime leaf, vanilla custard, flint and fennel seed introduce the rich and viscous palate which has its length and persistence aided by the inherent subliminal bitterness of the Marsanne skins and tactile phenolics. Roussanne works as the perfect foil, harnessing and focusing the power of the Marsanne, adding definition across the palate and accentuates the finish. Flavour resounds and reverberates as a result.