2018 Michael Hall Barossa Valley Roussanne, Greenock
The Roussanne grape owes its name to the reddish or russet bloom it develops on its skin as it reaches full maturity. This grape is late ripening and ideally suited to the Barossa climate vintage.
Good winter rains preceded mild spring temperatures and a warm January. Temperature swings from mid-February resulted in a later vintage than expected. Hand-picked on 13 March, wild yeast barrel fermented, eight months on lees, fined, filtered and bottled. Lemon yellow, almond pastry and roasted quince, crisp green apple, cut hay and dried lime.
1470 bottles produced.