The Foundry Roussanne,Stellenbosch,South Africa,2020
White wine

The Foundry, Roussanne 2020

RRP £17.99

Like Riesling, Roussanne is said to have high amounts of dry extract, which can result in wines of mineral intensity. The 2020 has this character in spades; flinty aromatics of wet crystals and smoky oyster shell, before an undertone of cool peach and pear. The grapes were harvested from one of South Africa’s few Roussanne vineyards, grown on decomposed Helderberg granite. The well-draining soils help retain the natural acidity and give the wine that granitic freshness so typical of The Foundry. After whole-bunch pressing, the wine goes through part wild ferment, then eight months’ maturation in terracotta amphorae (25%) and 300-litre seasoned oak. The peach-kernel character becomes savoury on the palate. The texture is extraordinary – chalky and latticed – showing impressive structure and length.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

White

Wine Style

Still

Alcohol

13.5%

Bottle size

750ml

Drink dates

2022 - 2030

Origin

Country

South Africa

Region

Coastal Region

Sub-region

Stellenbosch

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Malu Lambert

UK Stockist