An exotic white wine, robust, full flavoured and complex with a rich, textural mouthfeel.
TASTING NOTE: This wine has an intense, exotic nose with aromas of orange zest, kaffir lime and lemon grass. The palate is rich and intense with loads of texture. There’s concentrated flavours of citrus, grapefruit and green mango, followed by an attractive, slightly grippy phenolic finish.
WINEMAKING: Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and transferred to stainless steel basket presses. Fermentation is long and moderately cool to retain fresh fruit characters, and was conducted in stainless steel tanks. Only free-run juice was used for the final wine with no malolactic fermentation.
BEHIND THE NAME: The first crop of Roussanne from the 2000 vintage was covered in tiny 'Money Spiders'. Popular belief is that kindness to these creatures will bring good luck, so Chester refrained from sending the spiders to their death. By the next year the Money Spiders had relocated, making the first release of this wine in 2001.