750 mL Bottle
Yarra Valley, Vic
The Triolet blend, first produced at this vineyard 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 usually 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. We use grape solids to give the wine texture, and lees stirring 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. – Sam Middleton
A blend of sauvignon blanc, semillon and muscadelle, barrel-fermented in used French oak, and likewise matured in used oak. Shines brightly in the context of the vintage, with vibrant lemony fruit, crisp acidity and a long, cleansing and satisfying finish. Will become more complex with age in bottle, but that can be bypassed without committing vinous sacrilege.
96 points James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
Bready, earthen, almost spicy. Floral. Delicate around the edges but powerful at its core. Lingering, citrussy length. Reserved in a way, but has it all up its sleeve.
94 points Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
REVIEWS ON SOME PREVIOUS VINTAGES
Mount Mary Triolet 2010
"Pale straw-green; a wine built on structure and flavour, and with elegance, not power; there are dried grass, herb and talc flavours, the oak not contributing flavour, just texture. It has always been a wine that gets slammed in blind tastings when young, and sometimes when old, but when things go right, it's a great example of the genre."
94 Points James Halliday Wine Companion
Mount Mary Triolet 2010
"Quirky blend of Yarra Valley sauvignon blanc, semillon and muscadelle. History of ageing remarkably well.
Texture and length. This wine’s calling cards. Passionfruit and wax, melon and spice. Juicy but highly textural.
Has a clear element of brine and seashells – always a fantastic trait for a white wine to have. Should be tip top in three to five years – or longer".
Score: 93+ Points Wine Front
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