2020 Dandelion Vineyards Honeypot of the Barossa Roussanne

Barossa Valley Roussanne

Vineyard: Single estate vineyard.

Season: Exceptional quality was achieved from the 2020 vintage but extremely limited quantities produced, due to the lower than average rainfall recordings. A dry combination of all seasons was challenging with unfavourable winds disrupting vine fruit set and below average cool temperatures in the evenings. The summer season delivered the usual hot daily temperatures delivering a small but premium batch of fruit.

Winemaking: Whole bunches were carefully hand picked in the cool evenings and early mornings before small batches were gently crushed to capture the free run juice. The extracted juice was transferred into stainless steel tanks and bottled a few months later.

Appearance: Pale straw.

Aroma/Bouquet: An alluring brightness of mineral bath salts intertwine fresh rose water and delicate notes of geranium.

Palate: Clean and bright with a brace of acidity on the mid to back palate. A slight tartness like a crisp granny smith apple with a touch of citrus leaf. The texture is delicate with fresh and gentle acidity.  This is a refreshing dry white wine which will develop an oily and mouth watering texture with bottle age.

Food Pairing: Enjoy with dumplings, spicy cuisine or South Australian King George Whiting. 

Alcohol: 12.2%

pH: NA

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: NA

Cellar potential: Now - 5+ years

Winemaker: Elena Brooks, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide