Single vineyard, estate grown at our Mt Torrens vineyard. The first plantings of Roussanne in the Adelaide Hills.
Hand picked on 23 March 2016 and whole bunch pressed into seasoned French barriques. Partial wild ferment, partial malolactic fermentation. A delicate floral nose with hints of nectarine leads to a textured palate of spiced honey, wild herbs and grapefruit notes. Museum release.
The first planting of roussanne in the Adelaide Hills. Whole-bunch pressed into used French barriques. Spicy acacia honey aromas and a totally unexpected raunchy palate, textured and exciting. Clone? Site? Climate? Points for excitement of the unexpected. 95 points. Halliday Wine Companion 2020
The first example spied of Hills roussanne … stylistically eschews the crunchy acidity of other regional whites for a more unctuous style, honeysuckled in its aromatics with a light honey, thyme and white pepper flavour spectrum. Bring it on. Tony Love, The Advertiser SA Weekend, January 2016.
…robust fruit flavour, with nectarine, honey and a lick of pink grapefruit, while maturing in old French oak has allowed the savoury roundness of the palate to develop.
David Sly, SA Life, April 2016.