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Roussanne 2019

Roussanne 2019

Roussanne 2019

RRP (750 mL)
$33.00
750 mL
$16.50
6 x 750 mL
$99.00

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

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Chicken
Pork
Cheese
Spicy Food

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.

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Yarra Valley, Victoria

Cooler than Bordeaux yet warmer than Burgundy, picturesque Yarra Valley is one of Australia's foremost cool-climate wine regions. An easy one-hour’s drive from Melbourne, the area is home to more than 80 cellar doors. In addition to the huge range of wineries, the area boasts superb contemporary restaurants, authentic rustic farms - and luxury overnight accommodation if the sightseeing gets too much! The fertile Yarra Valley soils produce famously elegant and textured Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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.

Greg Jarratt - Winemaker

Greg is a natural DIYer who relishes the challenge of making things. Whether it involves soldering jewellery, or making award-winning St Huberts Cabernet, Greg is very creative and hands on.
Following a Bachelor of Applied Science in Wine at Charles Sturt University and vintage work around Australia and in Bordeaux, Greg was appointed Assistant Winemaker and Cellar Hand at Coldstream Hills in the Yarra Valley in 1995. During his three-year tenure, Greg went back to Bordeaux in 1996 and then Languedoc-Roussillon working for La Perouse wines in 1997. In 1998, he moved to the Hunter Valley and made wines for Lindeman’s, Tulloch and Hungerford Hill. Nonetheless he had developed a taste for the Yarra Valley, so in 2001 Greg returned to Coldstream Hills and in 2006 was appointed Winemaker of St Huberts. Greg is a Len Evans Tutorial scholar, and has been an Associate Judge and Judge at wine shows including the Canberra National Wine Show and the Royal Sydney & Melbourne Wine Shows.