Large bottle 2013 last straw

The Last Straw is our venerable and distinctive 100% Marsanne. This sweet wine is inspired by the fabulous vin de paille of France’s Rhône Valley.

In both France and Italy a traditional method of obtaining concentrated sugars and flavours is to lay harvested grapes on straw mats where they are left in the sun to dehydrate.

Enjoy with: The freshness of this sweet wine loves fruit based desserts, think of the Australian icon - Peach Melba - for inspiration. Alternately, it will serve equally well as an aperitif - saltiness is its perfect counter point -try Manchego with quince paste, green olives, fried whitebait or salt cod fritters.

2010 Vintage Tasting notes

Inspired by the rare and luscious vin de paille of France’s Rhône Valley, this is the seventh release of this sweet white, made from 100% Marsanne grapes.

In both France and Italy a traditional method of obtaining concentrated sugars and flavours is to lay harvested grapes on straw mats where they are left in the sun to dehydrate.

We adopt a similar method, spreading out the bunches on our old apricot drying trays for up to six weeks before gently crushing and pressing. The unfermented juice is transferred into a new 500 litre French Oak barrel, where the wine slowly ferments and matures until bottling.

Sweet wines of this style are not only suited to traditional desserts; served as an aperitif it will drink well with savoury dishes & tapas such as green olives stuffed with white anchovies, Manchego with quince paste or try with salt cod fritters.

Reviews and Awards

2010 The Last Straw -richly textured but not overly sweet

Inspired by the straw wines of the Rhone, this 100% Marsanne is made from grapes dried on old apricot (drying racks), then matured in 112-litre oak barrels. Complex notes of Brazil nuts, lime leaves, honeysuckle and tangerines. Richly textured, but not overly sweet, this would be a good match for tapas dishes as well as a cheese platter or dessert. drink 2013-2020 Decanter UK December 2012

Posted on

18/12/2012

Release history

Vintage Format
2015 375ml bottle $35.00
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2013 Sold out.
2010 Sold out.
2008 Sold out.
2007 Sold out.
2005 Sold out.
2004 Sold out.
2003 Sold out.
2002 Sold out.
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