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2021 Harrison Sol Blanco Roussanne Grenache Blanc

McLaren Vale, SA

Textural, slightly skinsy, slippery example of biodynamically-farmed Roussanne from McLaren Vale, with added Grenache Blanc.

$35.00

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Lively in flavours and scents. Length, vitality, refreshment. It’s a fantastic white wine.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Texture is the thing here, it's full-bodied Roussanne in full flight, with some tangy Grenache Blanc added for a good time.

With grapes grown by Yangarra, one of the top biodynamic wine growers in the country at present, Riley Harrison had some great fruit to play with.

Roussanne spent 2 days on skins and makes up the bulk of the wine, enhanced by some rare Grenache Blanc, that saw just 24 hours on skins. Both varieties help build the structure for these beautiful fruit flavours to show themselves.

It's round and rich but fresh at the same time. Good stuff for lovers of hearty white wines with a bit of grunt.

About Harrison Wines

Riley Harrison has been making wines in South Australia for a few years now, mostly under the banner of much-loved cult label Samuel's Gorge.

With a background in viticulture but a growing love for the art of winemaking, he's a talent on the rise. "It's the complex interaction of science, creativity and environment in a bid to generate flavour, that I find intoxicating." - Riley Harrison

Harrison Wines is his pet project where he gets to tinker with some small batches of fruit from good growers around the state.

These are fresh, contemporary expressions of single varieties that put drinkability at a premium. Great packaging, great juice and great value to boot.

Winemaker Riley Harrison
Winemaker Riley Harrison
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

A nod to the blended white wines of Southern France. The Roussanne and Grenache Blanc grapes that make up this blend are from the meticulously farmed Yangarra Estate vineyard.

Texture is the key with this wine. The Roussanne spends 2 days on skins and the Grenache Blanc is left for 24 hours. Silty, chalky, powdery.

Licks of freshly cut pear, spice-laden apple pie and a whisper of chamomile flow effortlessly through a fine dusting of powdery tannin.

Don't drink this wine too cold and drink it with gusto.

Blend : Roussanne, Grenache Blanc
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Riley on the taste test
Riley on the taste test
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Textural feast. Delicious, moreish, vibrant white of intense freshness and general energy. Cucumber in tonic water, a touch of cashew, green apple, lime juice. Lively in flavours and scents. Length, vitality, refreshment. It’s a fantastic white wine." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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    1 year ago
    Delicious

    Just that - delicious. I could describe the nose and palate, acidity and balance, but it would just beat the point.

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