HARD FACTSWINE NAME: Homestead Block Roussanne PRODUCER: Big Basin APPELLATION: Santa Cruz Mountains GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Roussanne YEASTS: Natural MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel AGED IN: French Barriques, 25% new AGED FOR: 17 months ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5% TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1.176 SOIL: Granite VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 12 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork
Big Basin's Roussanne belongs to our most unique wines. This grape variety is capable of producing wines with immense longevity, and the Homestead Block bottling will rival basically anything from the Northern Rhone valley.
The Wine’s Story
Roussanne is a true wine connoisseur’s wine. It’s not a widely known grape, but those in the know go wild for wonderful examples of this rare white Rhone wine which can age gracefully for decades. Big Basin’s version come from their tiny one acre plot of Roussanne planted in the Homestead Block, and it’s the only planting of this grape in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It’s a demanding and powerful wine; packed full of complexities, nuances and personality, loaded with verve and energy. This rare Roussanne is destined to age wonderfully, and properly aged bottles with 10+ years of cellar time will be a truly sublime experience.