The four Mount Mary Vineyard estate wines are super premium hand crafted wines produced in limited quantities. They are the result of the season and the vineyard in which they were grown and therefore have a sense of time and place. Enjoy these wines with good food and special friends.
Marli Russell Wines
In 2008, in response to changing environmental conditions and our desire to evaluate new varieties, we began to establish additional vineyard areas at Mount Mary. We chose seven varieties that have been traditionally grown in the Rhone Valley of France with a view to creating some new and exciting wines. The varieties include three white grapes, Marsanne, Roussanne and Clairette and four red grapes, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault. Marli Middleton (nee Russell) was the inspiration behind the label in recognition of her enthusiasm for our family to continue the pursuit of new ideas and to explore the full potential of our special site. These wines are grown and made in a way that reflect the varietal expression of these fascinating varieties. True to the core philosophies at Mount Mary, these wines are made in an elegant, restrained, food friendly style. In cooler climates, such as the Yarra Valley, these varieties produce bright, lively and fresh, fruit forward wines of great interest.
The extreme heat and resultant bushfires of 2009 in the Yarra Valley had a devastating impact well beyond the wine industry. Lives and homes were lost on an unprecedented scale. Our entire production of red wine from 2009 was declassified as it did not meet our expectations of Mount Mary from a better season, and so a Quintet was not released in 2009, nor was the Mount Mary Pinot noir. However, we trust you will enjoy the two wines released under the Reflexion label.