Yangarra 'Roux Beaute' Roussanne 2018

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Nick Stock
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Toni Paterson MW
  • Biodynamic
SKU
YERO201811 UCAU
$54.99 Per item
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Hand-picked from Block 6 (1.0 Ha) on the 16th March. This is our oldest Roussanne planting, now 15 years old. Forty percent was destemmed, crushed, and placed into 675L ceramic eggs. This portion was fermented on skins for 193 days before pressing. No pressings were retained. The remaining 60% was pressed into ceramic eggs and fermented off skins. Bottled November 2018. Certified Organic/Biodynamic. "Roux Beauté began as a winemaking trial in 2013, with the intention of growing and making an extraordinary Roussanne. The grapes fermented and matured on their skins in big 675L ceramic eggs. The resulting wine is luxuriously textured, and showcases the varietal flavours of Roussanne and the distinctive characters of the site. It will age wonderfully given time in the cellar. The name “Beauté” captures our intention to beautifully express the Roussanne varietal and its site. Roux, the French word for ‘russet’, is the likely part origin of the name Roussanne, and refers to the reddish tinge that forms on the skin of the yellow-green fruit." - Yangarra Estate
Hand-picked from Block 6 (1.0 Ha) on the 16th March. This is our oldest Roussanne planting, now 15 years old. Forty percent was destemmed, crushed, and placed into 675L ceramic eggs. This portion was fermented on skins for 193 days before pressing. No pressings were retained. The remaining 60% was pressed into ceramic eggs and fermented off skins. Bottled November 2018. Certified Organic/Biodynamic. "Roux Beauté began as a winemaking trial in 2013, with the intention of growing and making an extraordinary Roussanne. The grapes fermented and matured on their skins in big 675L ceramic eggs. The resulting wine is luxuriously textured, and showcases the varietal flavours of Roussanne and the distinctive characters of the site. It will age wonderfully given time in the cellar. The name “Beauté” captures our intention to beautifully express the Roussanne varietal and its site. Roux, the French word for ‘russet’, is the likely part origin of the name Roussanne, and refers to the reddish tinge that forms on the skin of the yellow-green fruit." - Yangarra Estate

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

Nick Stock

This complex, intensely flavored roussanne has such seamlessly layered style with a sense of purity and lightness. The stone-fruit, mineral and fresh-cream aromas are tinged with lemon rind and fresh butter. The palate has fine-grained texture with a sleek, fresh delivery of peaches and lemons. Smooth-honed with a long finish. Super. From organically grown grapes. Drink over the next six years. Screw cap.

95 / 100

Toni Paterson MW

(2017 vintage) This one of my favourite wines in the country. It seems to hit that magical place where it is neither sweet-fruited nor savoury but instead sits somewhere gloriously in between. It is a hard wine to dissect as it is so well-balanced. I love the texture, the palate weight and the inherent brightness. Flecks of lime, fresh cream and faint fruit juiciness tied together by savouriness