Our first single varietal bottling of Roussanne to date. Roussanne is a highly challenging noble variety that most growers won't touch with a 10-foot pole. A late ripener, often picked after all the reds, it makes it prone to many maladies that hit grape vines in fall. Even in the cellar it is fickle, prone to oxidation and other challenges for the winemaker. Much like Pinot Noir, when one musters up the courage, silk gloves are put on and the vines are manicured, beguiling aromatics of flowery herbal tea, pleasant subtle bitterness of pit of a peach, cream and honey accompany a wine that is full on the palate but has a solid spine of acidity to keep it away from becoming flabby.
Spot prawn Ceviche or quinoa salad of dried peaches, apricots, lime/lemon zest and ricotta cheese will surely dazzle your senses.
ACCOLADES AND REVIEWS
91 Points - "This is the first time that LVP has released a single variety Roussanne. It is an exceptionally complex white with aromas of herbs and tea. On the palate, herbal notes are entwined with flavours of pear, hazelnuts, toasted cereal grain. The wine is dry, with good weight on the palate." - John Schreiner