The Roussanne is harvested at night and pressed in the field to ensure limited skin contact. The lots were fermented at Pedernales Cellars in stainless steel at 55F and finished at 12.3% alcohol. A small portion of the wine was allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation to add mouth-feel and complexity. Before bottling the wine was fined and then filtered through plate and frame.
The grapes for our Texas Roussanne come from the Reddy Vineyards of the Texas High Plains. This vineyard has been a key part of the Pedernales winemaking program from the beginning and provides many of the best premium grapes from the High Plains of Texas.