An exotic white wine, robust, full flavoured and complex with a rich, textural mouthfeel.
This wine is straw yellow with a pretty green hue. Just ripe peach, honeydew melon and white flowers dominate the nose with exotic Asian salad flavours of green mango, papaya and pickled ginger strewn across the palate. Textural yet taunt, the generous mid-palate concludes with fresh and tangy acidity.
Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and transferred to stainless steel basket presses. Fermentation is long and moderately cool to retain fresh fruit characters, and was conducted in stainless steel tanks. Only free-run juice was used for the final wine with no malolactic fermentation.
Chester Osborn & Jack Walton
The first crop of Roussanne from the 2000 vintage was covered in tiny 'Money Spiders'. Popular belief is that kindness to these creatures will bring good luck, so Chester refrained from sending the spiders to their death. By the next year the Money Spiders had relocated, making the first release of this wine in 2001.
Blue Gold, Sydney International Wine Competition, 2018