The Foundry Roussanne has a very distinct stone fruit and pebbly bouquet with hints of peach, pear and herbs. It is intense and linear on the palate with citrus and tropical fruit and balanced by a pronounced minerality and fresh acidity. The wine has a complex flavour profile underscored by finely woven texture and long finish.'
Established in 2000, The Foundry is the brainchild of Meerlust cellar-master, Chris Williams, in partnership with his long-term buddy, James Reid. Owning no vineyards, The Foundry works closely with a handful of growers across the Cape to secure grapes from sites which are best suited to each of the varieties Chris works with. Until the 2019 vintage, all were vinified, matured and bottled at the Meerlust cellar in Stellenbosch where Chris had been Cellarmaster since 2004. Having resigned his position at the end of 2019, The Foundry has upped-sticks and relocated to Staart in the Voor Paardeberg, the farm owned by the Reid family.