2021 Roux Beaute Roussanne 2021 Roux Beaute Roussanne

2021 Roux Beauté Roussanne

Our unique vineyard with its weathered sand and ironstone soil, starts this Roussanne’s journey towards being an extraordinary wine. Months mellowing on grape skins in large ceramic eggs ensure a wine of luxurious texture and distinctive flavour.



A favourable growing season, with good winter rains, a mild flowering and fruit set period, with continued spring rainfall to ensure a healthy canopy. Yields showed good balance between vine vigor and moderate berry size. The ripening period that began late January was very cool, with some welcome rainfall in mid-February. The delayed harvest, with cold nights and mild sunny days, produced excellent fruit ripeness and intensity. The freshness and bright natural acidity of the fruit were a real feature.


Hand-picked on the 28thof March from Block 6 (1.0 Ha), our oldest Roussanne planting which is now 17 years old. A small parcel of Roussanne was included in the blend that was picked earlier on the 11thMarch. A portion is destemmed, crushed, and filled to 675L ceramic eggs. Fermented on skins and remained on skins for 121 days before pressing. Only the free draining fraction retained. The other portion is whole bunch basket pressed into ceramic eggs and fermented without skins. The final blend was 59% extended skin batch and 41% without skins. The blend is exclusively matured in ceramic eggs. Bottled November 2021. Certified Organic/Biodynamic.

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