The Hermit Crab McLaren Vale Viognier Marsanne has a green, brilliant mid-straw colour and exhibits fresh and tropical fruit with a strong emphasis on stone fruits, pineapple, mango and honeysuckle.
The youthful palate is immediately luscious with those tropical fruit, honeysuckle and stone fruit flavours balanced by fresh grapefruit and light butter tastes, before a long persistent fruit finish. The wine shows vibrant freshness with enjoyable hints of hazelnut and slight mineral boney-ness, characteristic of Marsanne.
Given time to prove its longevity and most importantly not served over chilled, The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne we believe should develop intense, complex nuttiness with emphasis on cashews, as well as butterscotch characters.
Serving and Cellaring Suggestions:
As with both the Last Ditch Viognier and the Money Spider Roussanne, serve below 14 ?C. now or cellar for 2-5 years with a large range of foods from lightly flavoured, through to full flavoured poultry, veal, lamb and pork as well as desserts and cheeses. Also good as an aperitif.