2016 Roussanne
Frozen Grape Juice

Rattlesnake Hills AVA, Washington State

Harvested 9/19/2016          Brix: 22.2 pH: 3.35, TA: .

Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 2.52.50 PM      $155 per 5.25 gallon pail

“The big surprise  is Roussanne, such purity, almost a crystaline nature to the Roussanne grown here.” Bob Betz, Master of Wine

Roussanne is most famously known for it’s role in the Rhone Valley white wines of Chateauneuf du Pape, Hermitage, and St. Joseph. Here the wines are noted for their intense aromatics and distinct herbal/ tea leaf flavors. New world examples of Roussanne are better characterized by a “fruit salad” bouquet  that displays awide range of fruits ranging from tropical to orchard to citrus.

The wines thrive in either neutral oak or stainless fermentations, so be very judicious with any new oak additions. The word Roussanne is derived from the French word roux which translates  to the reddish- brown (russet) color that the the grape takes on when ripening. This wine can be bottled as a straight varietal or is an ideal blending partner for Viognier, Marsanne, Chenin Blanc, and  can even be co-fermented with cool climate Syrah.

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