Perry Roussanne 750ml
STYLE: Perry Pear Co-ferment, Grape Pear Hybrid
AROMA & FLAVOR: Tangerine and apricots on the nose, sharp acid with strong bubble fading into muted grapefruit rind, green melons and white wine heat, and the gripping pear tannins hold the finish into a juicy conclusion.
FRUIT VARIETIES: 4 varieties Finnriver Perry Pears (Hendre Huffcap, Yellow Huffcap, Romanian, Barnett) and Roussanne grapes from Lone Spring Ranch, OR
CIDERMAKER NOTES: This was our first grape based and pear based co-ferment. James Holloway at Marrowstone Vineyards was gracious enough to procure a few hundred gallons of Roussanne must, he then provided much fermentation council and support to our cause. The gripping tannins of perry melded into the soft light citrus notes of Roussanne just as we had hoped. The combination is gorgeous in both texture and flavor. We opted fort a full champagne style finish with in bottle fermentation and disgorgement.