Ripe and dense yet with fresh, juicy citrus mingling with herbal and floral elements and lingering, crisp lemon.
COLOUR: Light yellow with a bright green tinge.
NOSE: Quince, honeysuckle, almond and a touch of lemon and ginger.
PALATE: Ripe and dense yet with fresh, juicy citrus mingling with herbal and floral elements and lingering, crisp lemon.
Poultry and shellfish dishes, Nicoise salad.
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 drinking Le Piquet Blanc. The remaining grapes are left on the vine to gain more concentration before being harvested for this IOO% Roussanne.
The grapes were harvested at 22.8° 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.