• Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen

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2014 Pfeiffer Marsanne

A lovely palate of stone fruit flavours, with a chalky, minerally finish.
Normal Price: $22.00
Wine Club Price: $19.80
Availability FROM THE CELLAR

Grapes Marsanne

Vintage 2014

Seal A screw cap has been used on our 2014 Marsanne to maximise it's flavour and freshness, and to eliminate the chances of cork taint.

Reviews James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2017
89/100 "At $20 this could be a steal for some left field maturation, but if you can't keep your hands off it, don't feel ashamed. It's a lively little green apple number with a jab of citrus acidity."

Awards BRONZE: Cowra Wine Show 2016

Fruit Sourcing Victoria (Heathcote)

Harvest Date February 2014

Vintage The 2014 vintage saw Mother Nature remind us of all her powers!!!  Spring was unusually cool, particularly around flowering, which resulted in an uneven fruit set and lower cropping levels.  We then suffered an incredibly severe frost on the 16th October, which resulted in a 40% loss in total production for the vintage, with some blocks only producing 10% of their normal production.  November and December were relatively mild, before January saw the onset of 2 heatwaves one week apart, with temperatures soaring to 45°C for several days.  This saw sugar levels rapidly increase in early ripening blocks and kicked vintage off with another early start.  

February was surprisingly cooler, with maximum temperatures struggling to hit 30°C, which then saw ripening slow down for a couple of weeks.  March remained mild, but was dotted with a few small rain events throughout the month, which was then followed up by a severe 100mm rain event on the 9th and 10th April.  This last rain event forced our hand, and we picked the last blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon and Muscadelle to beat the rain.

Overall, the white wine quality is outstanding, with all the white varietals showing lovely delicacy, purity of fruit flavour, length and balance.  The red wines have terrific elegance, with strong varietal characters and lovely long tannins.  The earlier ripening fortified varieties, including Muscat and some of the Portuguese varieties for our port styles all performed well, while our Muscadelle pick was a little earlier than our preference due to the late rain.

Winemakers Comments After crushing and pressing, our 2014 Pfeiffer Marsanne juice was left to cold settle for 2 days. After a rough racking (taking some light solids), the juice was then fermented in stainless steel tanks for 15 days at low temperatures of approximately 15-16°C.

Post fermentation, our Marsanne was stored in a stainless steel tank, and left in contact with its yeast lees. The lees were agitated weekly to build flavour and creaminess on the palate. Prior to bottling in December 2014, the wine was clarified, fined and filtered.

Our 2014 Marsanne has an aromatic bouquet of citrus and peach.  These flavours follow onto the palate, which has a gentle, creamy mid-palate presence and a dry, refreshing finish.

Partners Fish, chicken and pork dishes with rich flavours, eg. Roasted pork belly, with creamy mashed potato, fresh greens and English mustard.

Cellar Fresh and fruitful as a young wine, our 2014 Marsanne is capable of bottle maturation for 7 years up to 2021, creating a fuller, toastier style of wine.

Allergens Produced with the aid of milk products and traces may remain.
Preservative (220, 223) Added.

Technical Details Res. Sugar 1.95 g/L    
pH 3.15        
TA 6.15g/L        
Alcohol 13.5 % v/v