A self-confessed chemistry nerd, Mark is producing some ‘classics in the making’ using alternative grape varieties and methods including wild yeast fermentation and partial grape drying. This combination of savvy ‘fingers crossed’ experimentation and deep science is yielding some beautiful wine, which is finding its place in bars, restaurants and bottle shops from the South West to Sydney. To show case Margaret River’s capacity to grow unconventional varieties, Marq wines are produced entirely from local grapes grown in Willyabrup, Yallingup and Karridale. While the Marq story celebrates diversity and difference in wine culture and production, it also plays to what they know and love about relaxed, no fuss, fresh is best cuisine. In essence, Marq wine is the story of an accomplished Winemaker at the top of his game taking time out to make exactly the sort of fine, intriguing wine he loves to drink.
It is a full bodied richly flavoured wine with intense sweet fruit. This wine is juicy and fleshy with noticeable oak that adds just an element of grip and structure to this otherwise silky soft wine.
Margaret River, Western Australia