Rare and Wonderful
Village Belle Barossa Valley Rousanne 2018
Region:Barossa Valley, SA
We purchased this wine from a local artisanal maker noted for high end perfection. Likely made a little more than can be sold and is often the way, approached Benjamin as they know we will pay more.
Australia being a warm climate country means that the search for varieties that are proven performers in similar warm climates become the natural varieties to grow.
The delicate balance is not to grow too much before local buyers have adjusted to yet another new variety. With that said Rousanne has been around for many decades though seldom will you find a 100% variety as mostly Rousanne is blended with the fellow Rhone variety Marsanne, the latter made famous by Tahbilk, who I recall have vines dating back to 1922.
This wine is a very successful example and is recommended.