Alle Vare Roussanne
Grown in Beechworth, 6.5km from the main township. 400m+ elevation, the soil is 450 million year old granitic loam over decomposed gravel and clay. The clay is important in allowing sustained water-release to the vine roots; while the soil, being not too rich, is ideal for wine quality - lower yields are naturally regulated.
The average rainfall is 800 mm annually. Nights are generally cool with days being fairly warm, providing ideal conditions for slow ripening. All grapes are hand-picked, cropping levels are approximately 2.5 tonnes per acre.
Wholebunch pressed and barrel fermented in aged French oak. Left on lees for 6 months, bottled on site in Waywurru country.