2016 The Foundry Roussanne Stellenbosch

SKU #1335879

Winemaker's Notes: "Sourced from one of the few Roussanne vineyards in South Africa. This wine is whole bunch pressed, fermented, and matured for 8 months in French oak. Distinct and intense aromas of wild flowers, oatmeal and lemon-cream. The palate is lively and intense with quince and yellow apple flavors, hints of spice and pleasant acidity. Typical varietal texture rounds out the palate before persistent length and clean finish."

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Price: $24.99

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

South Africa

- Now that it has adopted a multi-racial attitude, and now that the world has embraced its government and its exports, South Africa has become a major wine producer. Unfortunately, South Africa has had a difficult time joining the ranks of competitive winemaking countries. During the anti-apartheid sanctions in the 1980s, South African wine was dealt the huge blow when it was removed from the international market, and for political reasons it was quite difficult for wine producers to market wine to the black majority. Things are finally looking up for the wine industry here, and quality has never been higher. South Africa produces a grape cloned from Pinot Noir and Cinsault, called Pinotage, which is the country's unique varietal. Chenin Blanc (known as Steen) makes up one-third of its vines. Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Shiraz are becoming increasingly popular as are Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.5