2018 SBL Roussanne
Our beautiful but alas small planting of Roussanne fruit is typically a key component of our Vivant wines. This variety on its own has incredible depth and shows what this variety can do when fully ripened hence its whopping 14.8% alcohol. We thought we really should show off this barrel!
This wine is decadence in a glass showing heady aromatics of jasmine, toasty marmalade, orange peel and figs leading to flavours of poached pears, brioche and butterscotch with hints of thyme. While the palate is jam packed and full bodied it still has a freshness and vibrancy to the very end.
The structure and great length to this 2018 SBL Roussanne will reward anyone that puts this wine away for years to come.