2018 Roussanne Grand Klasse Reserve

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2018 Roussanne Grand Klasse Reserve
2018 Roussanne Grand Klasse Reserve

Price: $28
Founder's & Collector's Clubs: $21
Connoisseur's Club: $23.80

New Release!

Gård Wine Club Only Selection

Lemon zest, baked apple, herbs, and dried apricot.

Tasting notes

This medium-gold, 100% Roussanne shows intense notes of lemon zest, baked apple, herbs, and dry apricot. Swirling brings raw honey, chamomile, and oak spices. The mouthfeel is rich and balanced, with beautiful texture and sweetness, without losing vibrancy and length.

Production notes

The fruit for this wine was manually harvested and carefully sorted. Grapes were gently pressed to conserve acidity. The juice was barrel fermented in 600L puncheons and went through full malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in puncheons for 14 months and then bottle aged for another year before release. 

Other notes

Inspired by the French Grand Cru wines, Gard “Grand Klasse” is our reserve-level program, aptly named in reflection of our Scandinavian heritage. It represents the top tier of Gård wines, the best of what our estate vineyard has to offer. Award-winning wines produced by winemaker Aryn Morell to showcase the quality of the Lawrence Vineyards estate. To be designated “Grand Klasse,” each wine must meet strict standards of quality and is blended, bottled and aged with the utmost of care to bring you the very best of our grapes and effort in the bottle.

Varietal Composition100% Roussanne
AppellationRoyal Slope
VineyardCorfu Crossing
DesignationLawrence Vineyards
Acid7.0 g/L
AgingAged in puncheons for 14 months and then bottle aged for another year before release.
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced55

All Gård wines are the product of Lawrence Vineyards designated by the Royal Slope AVA in Royal City, Washington.

Winemaker Aryn Morell, a Washington native, honed his skills in Napa Valley working with some of the country’s most notable producers, including Silver Oak, Joseph Phelps, Quintessa, Husic, Chimney Rock, Chappellet, Stags Leap and countless others in winemaking and the chemical engineering of wine as part of a consulting company for which he worked.

Aryn joined the Gard team as head winemaker in 2011, and spends considerable time in the winery’s estate vineyard with Josh Lawrence, Gard founder and viticulturist.  With an uncompromising attention to detail, Aryn carefully crafts Gard wines with an eye toward the unique expression of terroir of the estate vineyard, and earns frequent accolades and high acclaim for his wines.

In 2014, Aryn and Gard founders Josh and Lisa Lawrence launched a winemaking facility in Walla Walla, M&L Production, where all the Gård wines are produced, bottled and aged. Aryn also makes wine for Matthews Estate, Tenor, Alleromb and Mullan Road, a Washington project for Cakebread Cellars of California.

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