Roussillon Wine

The Roussillon is a giant wine-producing region in the south of France. With the Languedoc, it produces something like a quarter of France’s total wine output. Culturally, the region is Catalan -- it is just across the Pyrenees from Spain’s Cataluña region.  Some of the best wines from this region are dessert wines. Muscat de Rivesaltes has been famous since the 14th century. Maury and Banyuls are some otehr excellent dessert wines from the region. The Roussillon also produces plenty of ripe, southerly dry red wine, with Grenache acting as the main variety, and a little white.

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  • Grenache Blanc

    History of the grape: Grenache Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Grenache Noir, more often referred to as just Gre...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Carignan

    History of the grape: The grape has been traced as far back as the 3rd century in the Aragon province in Spain. The A...

  • Gamay

    History of the grape: Legend has it that it was brought over by the Romans in the first century BC to the town of Bea...

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  • Domaine de la Rectorie

    Marc and Thierry Parcé have been bottling their wines since 1984, but the vineyard has been in th...

  • Domaine du Clos des Fées

    The wines from our domaine are tended by sustainable farming practices. Or should we say sensible...

  • Cellier des Templiers

    Cellier des Templiers was created in 1950 when 8 cooperatives joined together. The new union of p...

  • Château de Caladroy

    The vineyards are superbly situated high in the hills above Perpignan in french Catalonia, a rugg...

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  • Penya Viognier Cotes Catalanes 2016

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    On a quality per dollar spent ratio...I don't think I've ever had a better wine. A stout, solid white wine with rich melon flavors. My first experience with Viognier and not my last, or my last with Penya, for sure. Read More

    Wine review by GrantC


  • Lavender Row Pays D' Oc France Pinot Noir 2015

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    very good for a young wine. probably sweeter than i would prefer for this cuvee which would have fared better in the oak. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of ... rare parcels of Cinsault du Roussillon on a correct terroir. This variety, which made the reputation of certain wines of the South before phylloxera, has been neglected or badly planted since. Ubac is a parcel on a 70% slope of gneiss facing due north with 40 yea... Read More

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  • Maury Sec Domaine Cabirau Cuvée Serge et Nicolas 2014

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    This was anything but "soft" or "elegant" as some write ups would suggest - this linear, fruity, tannic and rides good acidity. This need food. Red meat pasta comes to mind immediately. Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Domaine de l'Aiguelière Côte Rousse Coteaux du Languedoc 2001

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/111420 for a mere £4.The Coteaux du Languedoc is a very large area of the south of France stretching from the Rhone delta to the Spanish border which got appellation status in the 1980's and is now simply called 'Languedoc'The area is responsible for about a third o... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Gerard Bertrand Grand Terroir Tautavel 2013

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    A very smooth blend that has a consistent flavor with the varieties complementing each other. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • L'Etoile Banyuls Grand Cru 2000

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    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/68532.Banyuls is an appellation created in 1936,although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans,for red and white fortified wines from around the Mediterranean seaside town of that name between Perpignan and the Spanish border.This ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Le Grand Noir Pinot Noir 2015

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    Improves with a little air. Very little on the nose. Garnet in color, sour cherry in the mouth with good acidity and a mild drying sensation on the tongue. Very Simple. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Pontificis 2015

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    Normally I would not be attracted to this blend, but it was crisp and light to medium bodied. Floral and a good price point. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Domaine Laurens Cuvee Pierres Rouges Marcillac Aoc 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in north London [www.theatreofwine.com] for £13.Marcillac is an appellation for red and rose wines created in 1990 [although there has been viticulture here for centuries ] made of at least 80% mansois [sometimes called fer servadou or braucol ] from 11 communes north-west of the small town of Rodez [abou... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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