Roussanne is a key Rhone white grape and it’s always been our intention to showcase this variety with a single vineyard expression.

Roussanne was one of the first varieties we planted on our Descendant vineyard in 1994 and its unique characteristics have always been highly prized.

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.


2017 - tasting notes and reviews

Get a detailed breakdown of the Roussanne 2017 vintage.

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