d'Arenberg The Money Spider Roussanne 2016

I enjoy southern Rhône style whites, and roussanne (and roussanne blends) deserve a longer hearing in an Australian context.  This is a lovely fresh release from d'Arenberg and the 2016 vintage.  In the glass, saline aromatics give way to a full bodied but fresh palate.  The grapes were picked early and malolactic fermentation suppressed to achieve the style and I think these were the right calls.  (Alc: 12.7%, Region: McLaren Vale, Rating: McLaren Vale, Would I buy it based on this tasting? Yes, Drink: now, Tasted: Feb, 2017, Source: Sample)

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