Allevare Beechworth Roussanne 2022
$ 44.00 incl. GST
Grown on the Warner vineyard (once a key supplier to Giaconda), and soon to be a collector’s item as following vintage 2022 all the Roussanne was grafted over to Gamay. A shame, given the character of this wine. Oak fermented and matured for six months, it somehow manages to be racy and textural; yellow fruits and peach skin over saline and honeyed elements. Refreshing without being bracing, it makes a strong case to see more of this variety vinified without blending.
Artwork by Bridgette McNab, an old Sicilian love story about Teste di Moro. The story of a Moorish soldier falling in love with a woman from Palermo, they were madly in love until she learned that he had another family back home. She cut off his head in a fit of rage, planted her basil in it and left it on her balcony for the town to see. She had the most fertile basil in all of Palermo and the rest of the town soon started to sculpt ceramic heads in the hope that their basil would be just as good.
“Undoubtedly, there’s that textural smell of wine getting hot in the wood. Nutty with apricot kernels, pastry, ripe lemons, beeswax element. Texture is smooth, lightly creamy, with sprinkle of salt on ripe fruit and then savoury finish, just lightly powdery and with judicious spice. Very appetising.” 92 points, Kasia Sobiesiak, Winefront