2016 Barrel Fermented Roussanne

2016 Barrel Fermented Roussanne
2016 Barrel Fermented Roussanne

100 % Olsen Ranch Roussanne

We make Roussanne because we like it, it is enjoyable with Asian cuisine, and there is enough Chardonnay in the world. (What is the point of making more chardonnay?).  It is better to be different which is why we make this Barrel Fermented Roussanne.

Tasting notes

The Barrel Fermented Roussanne has a yellow green hue. It is lively and balanced with bright and fresh aromas of mango and plantain, with hints of cardamom and nutmeg.  There is weight in the midpalate and a long finish with tingling acidity, which interplays well with the tropical flavors. Serve the Roussanne with crab, scallops, halibut, paella, and yellow curry Thai.  Enjoy through 2022.

Production notes

2016 was the second warmest vintage in modern Washington viticulture. Most of our vineyards were harvested 3 weeks earlier than what used to be normal.

Olsen Ranch Vineyard Roussanne is the Tablas Creek Clone, planted in 2007, and is planted in the Northeast region of the Yakima Valley between Benton CIty and Prosser, Washington. 

The Roussanne grapes were hand harvested, whole cluster pressed and fermented in half neutral French oak barrels and half stainless steel barrels. The Roussanne was inoculated with EC1118 yeast and fermented in barrel for five weeks. The wine was not allowed to complete the malo-lactic fermentation and was cold stabilized outside during the winter. The Roussanne was aged sur lie until April 2017 when it was filtered and bottled.

Varietal Composition100% Olsen Vineyard Roussanne
AppellationYakima Valley
Acid5.9 g/L
Residual Sugar0.6 g/liter
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date04/07/2017

100% Olsen Ranch Vineyard Roussanne

Brett Isenhower

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