2022 Pfeiffer Marsanne


A lovely palate of stone fruit flavours, with a chalky, minerally finish.


Limited Bottles Remaining




A screw cap has been used on our 2022 Marsanne to maximise it’s flavour and freshness, and to eliminate the chances of cork taint.


Fresh and fruitful as a young wine, our 2022 Marsanne is capable of bottle maturation for 8 years up to 2030, creating a fuller, toastier style of wine.

Vegan Friendly

Vegan NO | Vegetarian YES


ICVD 254 – A yeast that enhances varietal character and builds creaminess of texture across the mid-palate.


Contains Sulphites and Milk

Technical Details

Res. Sugar 1.43 g/L
pH 3.15
TA 5.65g/L
Alcohol 13.0 % v/v

91/100 Halliday Wine Companion 2024

BRONZE: Rutherglen Wine Show 2023

Fruit Sourcing


Harvest Date

February 2022



The 2022 growing season provided plenty of viticultural challenges, with above average rainfall figures experienced throughout the Spring and Summer. Flowering was very disjointed, with cold, windy and wet weather experienced throughout the very long three week flowering period, which created uneven fruit development, disease pressure, and which ultimately led to lower yields and some uneven ripening.

Summer was mild and will be remembered for two major rainfall events in January – of 70mm and 121mm here at the winery – leaving Rutherglen with its wettest January in recorded history.

These two rainfall events put a high level of disease pressure across all varieties, leading us to fruit thin and leaf pluck most of our blocks to improve air-flow and reduce the risk of moulds developing.

February and March were dotted with a couple of rain events, leaving certain varieties close to harvest susceptible to fruit breakdown. The timing of picking was critical to the overall wine quality.

Overall, the season was around 3 weeks later than usual, with the vintage starting on 23rd February with Alpine Valleys Pinot Grigio. The majority of the fruit was harvested in the second half of March and April, with the last fruit harvested on 27th April, again picking before the next rain event.

Quality is high in our white varieties, showing great flavour and plenty of natural acidity, ensuring good longevity in the bottle. The red varieties are reflective of the cooler season, showing more elegance of style, with some highlights across Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in particular.

Our viticultural efforts with our fortified varieties paid off, and despite such a challenging year in the vineyard, we have excellent quality in our Muscats, Topaque and port style wines, with our Portuguese varieties shining through with delicious flavours.

Our 2022 Pfeiffer Marsanne is a single vineyard wine, made only using the free-run juice.  After crushing and pressing, the juice was left to cold settle for 2 days, without the addition of enzymes.  After a rough racking (leaving only the very heavy solids), the juice was then fermented using a textural yeast in a stainless steel tank for 14 days temperatures of approximately 14-15°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 late December 2022, the wine was clarified, fined and filtered.

Our 2022 Pfeiffer Marsanne is pale straw in colour and has lovely aromas of citrus blossom and summer fruits. The palate is fresh and vibrant, with tropical fruit flavours and a gentle creamy texture, persisting to a crisp and refreshing finish.

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