Marli Russell RP2
Over the first 4 vintages we have adapted this blend to include all four red varieties that we have planted in our vineyard, being Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre and Cinsault. In 2015 we were able to add the Mourvedre and then also added the Cinsault to the 2016 RP2 which has added an interesting dimension to an improved, more complex blend. Although it is difficult and perhaps pointless to compare this wine to the Quintet or Pinot noir, we would suggest it to be a slightly more fruit forward, earlier drinking style. Although this wine is matured in barrel (the Grenache in large format oak) for 16 months, it has a very small percentage of new oak. You could expect the depth and palate weight of this wine to be somewhere in between the Quintet and Pinot noir.