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2015 Alkimi ‘The Good Earth’ Roussanne

2015 Alkimi ‘The Good Earth’ Roussanne

 
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Wine Details

Winery
Alkimi
Vintage
2015
Grape Variety
Other White
Region
Goulburn Valley
Alcohol (%)
13.5
Purchase Price ($)
25
Wine Rating
90
Closure
Screwcap
Source
Sample

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2015 Alkimi ‘The Good Earth’ Roussanne
Wine Rating 
 
90

Some interesting winemaking went into this wine, 1/3 of the grapes were cold soaked for 3 days on skins prior to fermentation, with the other 2/3 whole bunch pressed with the inclusion of stems from the 1/3 that was cold soaked. The wine was aged in a mixture of stainless steel and oak, with a small inclusion of new oak and six months spent on lees. It may sound confusing but it results in a wine with plenty of textural complexity and flavours.

A light yellow with a fleck of green in the glass, then nose is an attractive mix of honeyed peach, straw and clotted cream.

The wine gives a generous and full expression of white peach and apricot that is paired back by textural acidity and gentle wood spice on the mid palate, there is a lemon / lime character that gives contrast to the honeyed, almost creamy stone fruits to finish.

Anything but a simple white wine.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2016 - 2020
Date Reviewed
11 16, 2016