Mount Mary Triolet 2020


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The Wine

62% Sauvignon blanc, 28% Semillon, 10% Muscadelle The cool season of 2020 has produced one of the most aromatic and fruit intense Triolets in recent memory. Whilst it is somewhat atypical of the Triolet style, it is not an intended departure in our winemaking traditions; more a function of the season and the resultant flavours that developed on the vine. This wine spent an additional 6 months in oak (18 months in total) to tame the primary fruit expression and build a little more secondary complexity. The nose opens with passionfruit, guava and a hint of pineapple. There is an attack of flavour on the palate leading again with passionfruit, some lemon/lime influences and nashi pear. The phenolics are long, soft and exceptionally well integrated for a wine so young. This could prove to be a Triolet for the ages for those patient enough to let it rest in the cellar for the next 10-15 years.

The Review

95 Points, Gary Walsh,

"Wow. This is pretty wild and very intense. Blackcurrant, fresh cut fennel, violets, spice, funk, nettles, lime rind. It’s showtime! Tight and tangy, all grapefruit and passionfruit, a glossy feel, but so flinty and sapid, thistle and zest, flinty texture on a long grapefruit pith finish. This is quite a wine. Embryonic as at now, and it feels so built for ageing. Excellent, but quite a different style for Triolet. I really like it."

95 Points. James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion. March 2022

A 62/28/10% blend of sauvignon blanc/semillon/muscadelle. Barrel fermented and matured for 11 months in used barriques. The length of the palate is akin to that of the chardonnay, and the wine's balance guarantees growth in complexity that will build

further over the next 5-plus years. Green apple, pear and lemon citrus intermingle on an already generous palate.