Mitchelton Estate Marsanne
Mitchelton Estate Marsanne displays vibrant green, lemon hues in the glass. Intense aromas of fresh lemons, limes, apple blossoms, honeysuckle and thyme spice are distinctive and varietal. A silky, textural mid-palate coupled with layered flavours of citrus fruits, green apple, almonds and spice lead to a persistent finish. The natural balanced acidity will enable this wine to cellar and will age gracefully over the coming decade.
The rich history of Mitchelton stretches back to 1836, when explorer Major Thomas Mitchell came across this place during a 900-kilometer journey from Sydney to Melbourne. Over a century later in 1969, the entrepreneurial Ross Shelmerdine planted his first crop of vines here, naming his new winery after the historic figure. The bottles which were produced, with a focus on Riesling and Shiraz, were soon enjoyed by wine lovers around Australia and were also highly awarded on the world stage. In 1991, Mitchelton won both the Jimmy Watson Trophy for best dry one year old red (the 1990 Print Shiraz) as well as Vineyard of the Year. As well as its wines and restaurant, Mitchelton also became known as a destination for outdoor concerts in a spectacular setting ‘on the green’. Over the years thousands of audience members have enjoyed music from Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Bryan Adams and many others. Gerry Ryan OAM purchased Mitchelton in 2011, adding to the winery’s offering with the opening of a luxury boutique hotel and Day Spa in 2018.