“The 2018 vintage of Roussanne opens with nuances of ripe, juicy pear. Served in a wide-mouthed Montrachet glass, the wine shows aromas of golden apple, baking spices, and subtle Meyer lemon. This wine has a rich mouthfeel and flavors of poached pear, marzipan, and lemon. Drink now and enjoy with cheesy risotto topped with spring peas and seared scallops.”
Graham Pierce, Winemaker
A hot spring and warm and dry 2018 summer had the vineyards well advanced and in great condition leading in to the fall. Following this, a very cool August and September slowed ripening to a crawl. Thankfully dry conditions and a lack of frost events allowed the grapes to achieve ripe and pure fruit flavours, while still retaining fresh acidity and great fruit aromas. White wine grapes were harvested slightly later than average but still achieved great flavour ripeness and balance.