Roussanne

Roussanne is a key Rhone white grape variety, its unique characteristics are highly prized and it’s always been our intention to showcase this varietal with a single vineyard expression.

In this wine, the variety’s distinctive, varietal aromas have been subtly enhanced with lees contact creating a textured, elegant style.

The exceptional purity of fruit is completely reliant on the narrow window of ‘optimum ripeness’ and each row was assessed daily in the lead up to picking.

Current Vintage 2017
With a vibrant hue and distinctive aromatics of nectarine, cinnamon spiced pear, peach and almond, the nose is immediately rewarding. With a fine and delicate palate, a persistence and formidable length displays lemon and nectarine fruits. Showing a soft gently textured palate, the natural balanced acidity will enable this wine to cellar gracefully over the coming decade.

$48.50

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2017 - tasting notes and reviews

Get a detailed breakdown of the Roussanne 2017 vintage.

Download the Winemaker's notes
  • Cuvée Juveniles

    The wines hallmark is its freshness due to old oak ageing and as the name describes it is a wine best drunk in its youth, poured by the glass at your favourite restaurant
  • Descendant

    This single vineyard, located next to our winery block on Roennfeldt Road, was planted in 1994 with cuttings taken from our RunRig grower vineyards – some of the oldest genetic vine material in Australia
  • Harris Vineyard Grenache

    The Harris vineyard, planted to Grenache in 2002, celebrates the traditional bush vine growing methods of the Barossa Valley pioneering grape growers
  • Highland Fling

    The Highland Fling is a fortified shiraz, inspired by the great wines made in the Oporto region of Portugual, but traditionally made in the Barossa over countless decades by many winemakers, commonly from Shiraz grapes