Wines - 2013 Devote Roussanne
We like our Roussanne here at Yelland & Papps, we make the wine, fly the flag and wear the t-shirt, it’s one of our passions and it’s a variety that seems well suited to the Barossa. We’re stoked with the latest release which shows aromas of citrus and stone-fruits in the glass - lemon, grapefruit, nectarine and juicy white peach wafting from the glass. Hints of marzipan, soft spice, almond paste, white flowers, vanilla bean, clotted cream, grilled cashews and sexy French oak notes.
Plenty of flavour, line and texture on the palate! The flavours are pure and endearing with the wine showing great clarity and a distinct air of “pourmeanotherglassness”. Fruit flavours of lemon, grapefruit and nectarine stand at the front with white peach and a dash of fresh pear juice peering over their shoulders. Hints of baking spice, marzipan, nougat, white flowers, grilled nuts, vanillin, lemon curd and wafts of well-judged French oak. There is a lovely textured, mouthfeel to this wine, focussed and pure with a snappy acid line pulling everything into shape. On the finish the wine trails off persistently showing hints of citrus, stone-fruits and a fan of light spice. Perfect with seafood, chicken and light pasta dishes but a bottle of this and some Yum cha will knock your socks off.
Picked and crushed on 26th February, the fruit was basket pressed to avoid any harsh phenolics prior to settling and racking to barrel on 3th of March. The wine was then fermented in barrel for up to 3 weeks until sugar dry and then was lees stirred to create texture and mouth feel, twice a month for 6 months. After maturing in 100% French oak (9% new) for a total of 10 months, the wine was then racked from barrel on 10th January to be stabilized and filtered prior to bottling.
Bottled - 5th February 2014
pH – 3.20
Released – 1st June 2014
750 bottles produced
The vineyard is located on the north eastern side of Greenock, was planted in 2002 and is now tendered to by fourth generation grape growers the Materne family. Cropped at 2 tonnes per acre.
- 93 - James Halliday - James Halliday 2015 Wine Companion
- 90 - Philip White - Drinkster.blogspot.com
- Steve Leszczynski - Qwine
- 42 - 2014 Marananga Wine Show
- 94/100 - Ray Jordon - Fresh / The Western Australian Ray Jordon's Top 100 Whites
Something a little different with this Rhone variety made from Greenock sourced fruit in the Barossa.
It's fermented in new and older oak and then left in oak for lees stirring for another six months. So it's got plenty of winemaking influence but has been done so well it is the fruit intensity that is the striking feature. 94/100