Saturday, 20 September 2014

Yelland & Papps Roussanne 2013

Yelland & Papps produce some very smart booze right from their entry level through to their premiums. Amongst all that you get the clean pure wines and some dirty buggers (check out the Second Take range - brilliant!). Roussanne is a variety they do well, and this 2013 is no exception.

Barrel fermented in new and old French oak, this is then left on lees for six months. Only 800 bottles of this Roussanne were produced.

Packed with goodness and layered with flavour, think a splash of vanilla, preserved lemon, a touch of mandarin peel, florals and cashews.

The fruit is thick and moreish and some peachy flavours step up. A sprinkle of spice adds further appeal. Acid is balanced framing the fruit well.

Have in the medium term with any white meat or creamy pasta.

Very good. Actually, bloody good!

Region: Barossa
RRP: $35
Source: Sample

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