Massena Fruit Salad Block Field Blend White 2017 South Australia Eden Valley
Massena Fruit Salad Field Block White 2017 is made from seriously old vines and perhaps as many as 20 different varieties including Riesling, Muscat, Verdelho, Grenache and Mataro. There’s minerality, chalkiness, stone fruits, spices and all manner of other deliciousness going on. Indeed, this is a ripper.
Massena Fruit Salad Block Field Blend White 2017
Massena Fruit Salad Block Fied Blend White 2017 couldn’t be a more appropriate name for a field blend, really. Old vines, mixed planting, co-fermented, time on skins, sent to bottle. What ho! Here’s a live one. And a good example for those who need further help with the concept of what a field blend is. Sophist wines. I like ’em. More so, this is an intriguing, delicious wine in its own right. I bet there’s muscat or traminer in this block, for if not, something has that candied, rose petal whiff to it in the bouquet. More than that though, there’s exotic spice, ginger, ripe stone fruit, a touch of green herbs. Attractive start. The palate is hemmed with fine, saline mineral character with a light juiciness and perky acid tang giving freshness. It feels like lots is going on in its sleek, electric frame. Refreshment is high, as is personality and textural detail.
Australia, Eden Valley, South Australia
$20 – $50