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04. Cancer— 2016 BEN HAINES 'Volta Brackets' Marsanne


A wine to reflect the immersion of Cancer season; a Marsanne with a robust outer shell and a soft and dreamy centre.

Textural and layered on the nose. Intoxicatingly heavy with scents of sourdough and honey. The palate opens with soft, warming oak, followed by luxurious, creamy notes of butterscotch and creme brulee.

Just like the Cancerian, the embrace of this wine will not let you go. With enduring warmth and nostalgic notes, it persists beautifully to the very end. 

A wine to savour and get lost in the memories it conjures. The perfect Winter white.


Winemaker’s notes

'This is my 5th release of Marsanne from the Warramunda Vineyard in Coldstream. I make my Marsanne from this property with time such that when it is released three years later, it is ready to enjoy – but importantly, will continue to age for decades.'


Cancer Season - June 22 to July 23

Ruler | Moon - Element | Water - Quality | Cardinal


Cancer, the romantic.

Shy, protective and sentimental. A gentle soul. Your hard outer shell endures, safeguarding the softness of your heart. You live in a world guided by your senses. Led by your intuition and your ability to feel. You are the romantic. 

Loyal and loving, you are the nurturer of the zodiac. Deeply sympathetic and kind to those in need. Ruled by the Moon, the planet of sensation, you are heavily influenced by emotion. Your softer side becomes you.

You are the most sensory and reflective of beings. Nostalgia belongs to Cancer. You have an incredible talent for recollection, and with such a powerful memory and such a vivid imagination, you have the ability to recreate any scenario from the past and feel it again in full force. 

There is a vulnerability in this. A fragility that craves the protection and comfort of home. You covet this place, or person, you call your own, gathering within it the things that mean the most to you. Mementos evoking sensation become your collection of calm and reassurance. This arrangement affords you a sense of security; a shelter from the storm.

The shadow side to feeling so deeply is the transience of your emotional cycles. The inconsistencies and contradictions. Prone to bouts of melancholia one minute, the next pure elation. Your moods are as changeable as the moon.

Dramatic, committed and sentimental, you inspire sensation in those around you.