2019
Bennett Valley, Sonoma County

Roussanne
Description

The Buena Vista Vinicultural Society was formed in 1863 by the winery’s founder, Count Agoston Haraszthy, to further improve its winemaking prowess and expand its vineyards. The Vinicultural Society has been restored as a collection of unique small-production wines that honor the winery’s pioneering spirit and contribution to California winemaking. The collection of wines explores clonal selections, varietals and the incredible terroir of Northern California.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

White peach and violet aromas are layered with notes of orange and lemon zest on the nose. 

Palate: 

This is a medium-bodied white wine with stone fruit flavors that are accented by a touch of toasted brioche. Refreshing with bright acidity and a round, plush mouthfeel, this wine leaves you reaching for another sip.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The grapes for this Roussanne were harvested on November 1, 2019, from Bennett Valley in Sonoma County. The moderately cool climate found in the Bennett Valley AVA allows for a longer growing season which in turn, helps maximize flavors and increase concentration while, the cooler temperatures, preserve the grapes’ natural acidity. The grapes were fermented with native yeast before being aged in neutral French oak barrels for eight months.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Bennet Valley, Sonoma County
  • Varietal: Roussanne
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • pH: 3.45
  • TA: 5.8g/L
  • Ageing:
    •  7 month
    • 10% New French oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Delicate White Fish or Poultry Dishes; Oysters on the half shell
Cheese & Nuts:
Light Cheddar
Fruits & Vegetables:
Mango; Apple & Goat Cheese Almond Salad
SKU:
BVROB193
$42