Overview

The Triolet blend, first produced at Mount Mary in 1987, was inspired by the white wines of Graves, Bordeaux. The vineyard is planted to 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon and 5% Muscadelle. Each variety is picked at optimum ripeness, and is fermented separately. The characteristics of optimum ripeness are different for each variety. We pick the Sauvignon blanc after the strong herbaceous flavours have disappeared, the Semillon when the acid is not too harsh, and the Muscadelle when the flavour intensity peaks. In the winery we use mostly older barrels for this wine, with the entire production being barrel fermented. Relatively hard pressing is employed to give the wine texture and lees stirring is carried out to add complexity and body. The Triolet is typically barrel aged for 11 months by which time the overt fruity flavours have diminished, and complex aromas are beginning to develop.

Vertical tasting notes

2018 Triolet

68% Sauvignon blanc, 24% Semillon, 8% Muscadelle

The Triolet varieties just seem to thrive in the warmer Yarra vintages. This is a Triolet for the ages that we cannot wait to revisit two decades from now. The 2018 Triolet opens with some customary reduction but quickly dissipates to reveal an extremely aromatic and complex nose. Fresh lime and other citrus notes dominate along with white grapefruit and floral nuances largely contributed by the Muscadelle, which seems to be particularly prominent in this young Triolet. There is a burst of flavour on the palate, again lime with pear, green apple, and lemongrass all play a part in the flavour profile along with a slight hint of oak (no new barrels, just some second fills). The acid is firm and focused along with the phenolics giving the wine great length and drive.

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