Chardonnay 61%, Sauvignon Blanc 18%, Semillon 11%, Roussanne 10%.
In 1833 John Catto left his native Scotland to
seek his fortune in the new colony of Australia. He settled near
what would become Bendigo, calling his new home Memsie after the
village from where he had come, and planted a vineyard on clay soil
rich with limestones. Memsie now produces delicious, round, full
flavoured wines perfect for immediate consumption.
Soil is deep ripped before planting. Vines are spaced at approx one metre, with around 20 buds per vine, and hedged trellised, exposing the grapes to the sun to achieve maximum ripeness. They are cane pruned one year in four followed by three years of spur pruning. All vines are irrigated from the nearby Loddon river with ground level mini sprays. White wine grapes are planted lighter, well drained soils.
Winemakers Tasting Note
Yellow gold in colour with brilliant clarity. On the nose you can detect, pear, nectarine and melon characters.
The palate is opulent with a complex lees character and green apple flavours. It has a fleshy consistency and generous length that is complemented by refreshing acidity.
Ready to drink between now and 2010.
Memsie wines are great with a variety of foods. Try this as an aperitif or with a wide range of seafood, white meats, pasta and seafood.