2022 Sans Soufre Roussanne

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2022 Sans Soufre Roussanne
2022 Sans Soufre Roussanne
Collector's & Founder's Club: $45
Case Club: $48
Connoisseur's Club: $51
Tasting notes

All Roussanne and with a pale amber color, this is the first natural, sans soufre white wine Gård has ever made. The nose here is remarkably pure and layered, with intense notes of white pear, candied ginger, ripe papaya, dried apricot, and sweet herbs. Swirling brings citrus notes of lemon zest, orange peel, and grapefruit, as well as white flowers, raw honey, and bergamot tea. The mouthfeel is vibrant but textured, with a beautiful combination of ripe stone fruits, citrus flavors, and dried herbs. Extremely complex and with great acidity, the palate is intense and dynamic and keeps evolving the longer it sits in the glass. The wine finishes very long, with a kiss of citrus sweetness and a crunchy grip that makes you crave another sip. A hedonistic new wine that will give your senses both a challenge and a treat. Beautiful now, enjoy for the next 4 years.

Production notes
About Sans Soufre
Sans Soufre, a French abbreviation for “no sulfur dioxide added,” is synonymous with natural wine. Our Sans Soufre wines undergo a natural fermentation without added yeast or sulfur. A secondary malolactic fermentation softens the wine with a creamy texture. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Varietal Composition100% Roussanne
VineyardCorfu Crossing
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced54

92pts - Owen Bargreen

2022 Gard ‘Sans Soufre’ Roussanne- Bright in the glass, this natural wine shows beautiful 
range on the nose with beeswax, pineapple and shades of papaya on the nose. The palate 
shows serious weight and tannin with refined melon and tropical notes that play in unison.
This is really well-done. Drink 2023-2029
92pts - Critic’s Choice - Northwest Wine Report/ Sean Sullivan
This wine is cloudy and slightly orange in color. The aromas are bright, with notes of wet stone in front of green mango, ginger, whole mandarin orange wedge, flower, and dried apricot. The palate is dry, beautifully balanced, and textured. There are bitters on the finish. It’s a compelling offering of this style, equal parts intellectual interest and hedonism – all exquisitely executed. 13.6% alcohol. TCA-free micro-agglomerated cork. 54 cases produced.

Gård Vintners is 100% estate grown sustainably at Lawrence Vineyards, featuring eight distinct vineyard sites in the Royal Slope AVA. With elevations that range 930 feet to 1,675 feet and primarily a south-facing slope, Lawrence Vineyards provides a great framework for grape production, while the diversity of each of the locations delivers a high level of complexity to Gård wines. We also farm vineyards on the Wahluke Slope and Conner Lee in the Columbia Valley. Lawrence Vineyards is certified sustainable by Vinewise.org.

Winemaker & Viticulturist
A Chilean with Greek roots, Matías was a Marine officer and Naval Engineer in Chile for more than seven years when he realized that it was time to change the course of his career: In 2005, he started studying Agricultural Engineering at the University of Chile, where he graduated with distinction and a major in Viticulture and Enology. He worked in Chile for a few years and in 2011 he decided to start traveling the world on a quest to learn new wine-making techniques. After several harvests in Oceania, Europe and Africa, he settled down in France, to do his post degrees at the Universities of Bordeaux and Montpellier. He also performed for two years as a Maître de Chai for one of the oldest and most reputable wineries in Condrieu and Côte-Rôtie.
After years of traveling and over 15 harvests, he came to the United States and joined Gård Vintners/Lawrence Vineyards as a Production Winemaker and Viticulturist, and is currently head winemaker for Gård Vintners, Desert Wind Winery, Valo Cellars, and his own label, Massalto. In his spare time he likes to jump out of planes and is a Judo Black Belt.
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