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...

  • 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...

  • Grenache

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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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  • Domaine Felines Jourdan Picpoul de Pinet 2011

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    Want an alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, try this French white varietal. A little less on the grapefruit flavors but enough citrus to stand up to any oily fish or song vegetable dish. I love this as an appetizer wine too. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • Faire la Fete Cremant de Limoux Brut NV

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    Layover in DFW over the holidays. Stopped in at Vino Volo and had this to start. Nice little NV bubbly. Dry with fruit & herbs on the nose. Would make a good everyday drinker. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Domaine Rocquemoliere Picpoul de Pinet 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [www.nicolas.co.uk] for £10.Picpoul is a grape variety [ which comes in red and white versions although the white is far more common ] grown in Languedoc. It is susceptible to fungus and has low yeilds although it can do well in sandy soils so it is not widely used. Picpoul de Pinet... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Banyuls Vignerons Catalans NV

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    I bought this bottle of wine from 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 is the same a... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau de Pennautier Cabardes 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London [ www.nicolas.com ] for £10.It is from the Cabardes appellation. Cabardes is a small appellation created in 1999 for red and rose wines from an area just north of Carcasonne in southern France. Wines must be a blend and a minimum of 40% of the grapes used must be from the Atlantic or Bordeaux si... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Les Rosbifs Pays d'Oc Shiraz 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket where it was on offer for £5.It is from Languedoc in the south of France.Languedoc is a very large area stretching from the Rhone delta to the Spanish border which got appellation status in the 1980's although viticulture here goes back to before the Romans.It is an area responsible for aroun... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Had some friends over and maybe got a little carried away but had a great time ... Sancerre and another from Roussillon, then on to the Dumol chard. Pulled the pizzas out of the oven and popped the Bedrock to go with. Found a UPS package on the front porch with some good news so I grabbed the Montelena Petite sirah to celebrate and decided to ... Read More

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  • Gérard Bertrand Tautavel Grand Terroir 2011

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    The reliable and good price-to-quality wines of Bertrand hit the mark again here: there is a lot of wild blueberry, service berry and sweet cherry on the nose due, no doubt to a good dose of Syrah and Mourvedre. The entry is dominated by more blueberry and cherry with a relatively smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Finish is manly (alcoholic) but satis... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Cote Mas Rouge Intense Sud de France 2015

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    wonderful drinkable wine, a great blend, and economical to. great wine for a cold winter night. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Domaine Cabirau Maury Sec Serge & Nicolas 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by mmhthg


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