2017 Barrel Fermented Roussanne

2017 Barrel Fermented Roussanne
2017 Barrel Fermented Roussanne

We make Roussanne because we like it, it is enjoyable with Asian cuisine, and there is already enough Chardonnay in the world! We made our first Roussanne in 2002 - back then it was very unusual. Over the years we have experimented with different vineyards and styles of winemaking. This 100% Roussanne is from Olsen Ranch Vineyard and aged in 7 used French Oak barrels and 1 used Acacia barrel for four weeks. 

Tasting notes

The Barrel Fermented Roussanne is limpid with a light yellow green hue.  The aromas are complex with notes of mango, jackfruit, and a hint of brown spices.  The mouthfeel is pleasantly textured with notes of honey, sweet mango, and hints of lime zest with bright acidity.  Serve the Barrel Fermented Roussanne with crab, scallops, halibut, paella, and yellow curry Thai.  Enjoy through 2023.

Production notes

The Roussanne grapes were hand harvested on September 19th.  All the grapes were gently pressed whole cluster, settled out in tank overnight and drained down to used French oak barrels.  The Roussanne was inoculated with Rhone 4600 and Cross Evolution yeasts and fermented in 7 used French oak barrels and 1 used Acacia barrel for four weeks.  The Roussanne is a blend of three Cross Evolution fermented barrels and five Rhone 4600 fermented barrels.  The Roussanne did not complete the malo-lactic fermentation.  The wine was cold stabilized outside during the winter and aged sur lie until May 2018 when it was filtered and bottled.

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Varietal Composition100% Roussanne
AppellationYakima Valley
VineyardOlsen Ranch Vineyard
Residual Sugar1.1 g/liter
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date05/16/2018
Cases Produced219

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Brett Isenhower

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