Org de Rac Roussanne 2017

Quince, honeysuckle, almond and a touch of lemon ginger.Ripe and dense on the palate, yet with fresh, juicy citrus mingling with herbal and floral elements and lingering, crisp lemon.


variety : Roussanne [ 100% Roussanne ]
winemaker : Frank Meaker
wine of origin : Swartland
analysis : alc : 13.4 % vol  rs : 1.8 g/l  pH : 3.46  ta : 5.8 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : 0  

AWARDS
2018 Tim Atkin SA Special Report - 90 points
in the vineyard : The 1.1ha Roussanne vineyard on SO4 rootstock was planted in 2013 on a cooler south-facing slope with east to west row direction. The soils are of terra-rossa formation with a high percentage of shale, providing a well drained, cool root environment. Roussanne is generally a mid-season ripening variety and at Org de Rac we do two harvests. The early harvest contributes to the fruity, light and easy drining Le Piquet Blanc. The reminign rapes are left on the vine to gain more concentration before being harvested for this 100% Roussanne.

in the cellar : The grapes were harvested at 22.8°C Brix with a total acidity of 6.2 g/l. They were crushed, chilled down to 15°C and left overnight on skin contact in rototanks. The juice was settled, racked and fermented dry before undergoing malolactic fermentation. A small portion was left on wood staves for added complexity.

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