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Basilisk Marsanne Viognier 2005


Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 87% Marsanne 13% Viognier
Alcohol: 12.5%
Best Consumed: 2007 - 2011



This intriguing blend of Marsanne and Viognier results in a fragrant and elegant white wine. It displays aromas and flavours of lifted apricots, citrus notes and floral hints with a viscous mouth feel and good length.

Viticulturist Notes

The conditions in 2005 were very dry, although there were some mild patches of weather throughout. Coupled with the ongoing drought, flavour intensity in the grapes developed slowly and steadily, resulting in slightly reduced yields, but high quality fruit. Harvest was rain free and therefore uninterrupted. The fruit for this wine was harvested from Central Victoria.

Wine Harvest Notes

Basilisk, by McPherson, is a blend of Marsanne and Viognier, resulting in a fragrant and elegant white wine. This is an intriguing wine, with aromas and flavours of lifted apricots and citrus notes, a viscous mouthfeel and good length.

Food Recommendations:

The Basilisk Marsanne Viognier combines magically with food, particularly dishes with an Italian or an Asian flavour. An excellent match with Pad Thai or a very flavoursome match with rich chicken or fish dishes.