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Roussanne 2019

St Huberts

Roussanne 2019

St Huberts

Roussanne 2019

Special Treat
RRP (750 mL)
$33.00
750 mL
$20.00
6 x 750 mL
$120.00

Overview

Overview

Hubert de Castella's passion for the Yarra Valley saw him establish St Huberts in 1862. By the late 1800s it had grown to be the largest estate in the area. The wines enjoyed immediate and on-going success at wine shows both domestically and abroad. The onset of the Great Depression, the increasing popularity of fortified wine and the emerging profitability of dairy farming saw the vineyard revert to grazing in the 1920s. It wasn't until the 1960s that the Yarra Valley again rose to prominence as a wine region and St Huberts was once again one of the pioneers.

Roussanne is a late ripening variety originating in the Rhone Valley of France. In 2010, there was only around 90Ha of vines planted in Australia. Fruit for the 2017 vintage was entirely sourced from the St Huberts vineyard, a 1.3 hectare block planted in 1987. Grapes were hand-picked and whole-bunch pressed, followed by full solids fermentation and maturation in a mix of new and seasoned French barrels and stainless steel. The wine is aromatic and textured - a real ‘food wine’.

Varietal Roussanne
Vintage 2019
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 12%
Peak Drinking Now - 2022
Winemaker Greg Jarratt

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Freshly cut pear, white flowers and citrus aromas dominate the nose. The wine has attractive “wet rock” mineral notes, with background scents of herbal tea and spice.

Flavours and Palate

The palate is lively and fresh, with the classic “slippery” texture of Roussanne. Pear and lemon blossom flavours follow on from the nose. Starting out fleshy and full, the wine finishes with a lovely clean-cut citrus line. This wine is aromatic and balanced, and will continue to evolve with time.

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Chicken
Pork
Cheese
Spicy Food

Viticulture

Viticulture

A cool Spring followed by a mild Summer led to a late vintage in the Yarra Valley for 2017. Yields were average to below average, and the mild conditions led to steady ripening and good quality in all varieties.