$162.00 per case (6) delivered - ST HUBERTS Yarra Valley Roussanne 2017
$27.00 per bottle RRP $33.00
Founded by Hubert de Castella in 1862, the history of St Huberts is an epic tale. From the high of winning a Grand Prix at the Paris Exhibition of 1889 to the low of reverting back to grazing and dairy during the 1920's depression, no wonder it's affectionately referred to as the Yarra Valley's living tradition.
The modern day St Huberts is flourishing today under Senior Winemaker Greg Jarratt. Blessed with one of the best viticultural sites in the Yarra Valley, Greg is making wines with as much character as the wineries colourful history.
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. The wine is aromatic and textured - a real ‘food wine’.
Fruit for the St Huberts Roussanne is sourced entirely from the St Huberts vineyard, a 1.3 hectare block planted in 1987. Grapes are hand-picked and gently processed to preserve the subtle varietal characters. A portion of the fruit was fermented in stainless steel and a portion was fermented in a blend of seasoned French oak barriques
Fruit notes of freshly cut pear and peach crumble are interwoven with citrus aromas of bergamot and lemon curd. The wine has a hint of flint, with wet straw and pastry characters in the background.
Flavours and Palate
The palate is juicy and generous, with flavours of grapefruit, peach and apple danish dominating.
Subtle phenolics add to the wines texture and oak provides spice. The wine is fresh and balanced, and weight will grow with time.