TASTING NOTES - Wine Club Release May 12/23; Public Release May 19/23
Roussanne opens with a lovely aroma of rich macadamia nut and ripe pears, like an invitation into a barrel room on an Okanagan summer day. Upon the palate, the wine reveals tangy lemon custard and biscuit on the palate balanced by a dry and lean structure. The finish is textured, complex and each sip entices you to return for more. The flavours will evolve and reveal new layers of depth and nuance with cellaring 3-4 years.
Sip with a chunk or Gruyere, or Roasted Cauliflower Steak with creamy cashew sauce or for the Meat Seekers – grilled skirt steak with toasted pine nuts and chimichurri.
Terravista Vineyards Roussanne is a very limited Focus Series wine from a single, sustainably farmed vineyard in Oliver. Gently whole-cluster pressed, the juice was settled, then run into a mix of 2nd fill and neutral French oak barrels and puncheons. The wine was barrel fermented, then aged sur lie for 5 months. Lees stirring occurred daily for 3 months, then was reduced to weekly for the remaining time in barrel.