BOGANS GUIDE TO WINE – MOLLYDOOKER – THE VIOLINIST VERDELHO – 2013

BOGANS GUIDE TO WINE – MOLLYDOOKER – THE VIOLINIST VERDELHO – 2013

 

BOGANS GUIDE TO WINE – MOLLYDOOKER – THE VIOLINIST VERDELHO – 2013

Mollydooker is an affectionate Aussie term for Left-Hander – because both Sarah and Sparky Marquis – the husband and wife winemaking team based in McLaren Vale Australia – are both lefties! The Violinist is Sarah, who was made to play the violin right handed in school, so that she didn’t poke her neighbor in the eye with her bow.

MOLLYDOOKER - THE VIOLINIST VERDELHO - 2013WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES

Vibrant tropical fruits are plentiful on the nose and the palate, a nuance of vanilla lingers as an aftertaste. The sweet fruit has a lemon zest edge that gives the fruit great lift, and spice rounds out the palate. An unctuous mouth- feel gives the wine a fullness that holds the rich pineapple and stone fruit flavors to the taste buds.~ Matt Walker-Brown ~

Marquis Fruit Weight™ is the percentage of your palate (from the tip of your tongue going all the way back) that’s covered by the velvety sensation of fruit, before you experience any of the structural components of the wine.

The grapes were grown on the Gemtree vineyard in McLaren Vale. 1/3 of the Violinist was Barrel fermented in new oak barrels of which 67% were American and 33% were French.

Alc: 15.5%    Residual sugar: 23.6g/L    pH: 3.47 

THE WINERY & VINEYARDS

Our winery is in beautiful scenic McLaren Vale, 30 minutes easy drive from Adelaide. Bordered by the Adelaide Hills and five minutes away from glorious beaches, McLaren Vale is a great place to come visit. It is like a big village, we all know one another, and we all love having visitors. The food here is fabulous, fresh and local, and we have a thriving artistic community.

‘The region is so effortless in the fun-loving lifestyle it exudes, that I always feel a little guilty visiting the area for ‘work’. Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate.

Our vineyards are situated on the magical Seaview Ridge, which with its ancient soils and Mediterranean climate, is home to some of the most iconic Australian wines. We have three separate vineyards – Long Gully Road, Coppermine Road and the Home Blocks, giving us a total of 114 acres of Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot. All of our grapes are grown sustainably.

We aim to make 80,000 dozen cases of wine each vintage. The tank farm, barrel hall and crushing area are our cellar team’s pride and joy. We’ve got a 1500 tonne crushing capacity, but we only crush just over 1200 tonnes so that the team has plenty of time to mollycoddle the wines, and to keep the winery spick and span.

 

 

 

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