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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  • Muscat

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

  • Grenache Blanc

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

  • Grenache

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

  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

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  • Cellier des Templiers

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

  • Domaine de la Rectorie

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

  • Château de Caladroy

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

  • Domaine du Clos des Fées

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

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Roussillon on Snooth

  • B&g Chardonnay Pays d'Oc France 2012

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    Rather neutral on the nose with faint aromas of green apple, toasty sweet wood and a hint of butterscotch. A touch sweet on entry and the butterscotch note makes that even more apparent as this turns a bit candied in the mouth with more of a carmel tone to the flavors than overt fruitiness. Some nuanced orchard fruit flavors that emerge on the p... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tortoise Creek Viognier Vin de Pays d'Oc le Verger 2012

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    Very fragrant wine. Acidity and minerality dominate the palate. Unoaked. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Pure Viognier 2011

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    A fresh and bright style of viognier. Quite aromatic with notes of apple along with white flower, white peach, and sweetgrass. More of the same on the palate with lots of mouthwatering acid. Lots of body and viognier mouth coating richness. My sweetie really enjoyed this one. I tried pairing it with a goat cheese and pineapple-guava/feijoa salad... Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Chateau Musar Jeune Rouge 2011

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    A blend of Cabernet, Cinsault, and Syrah Very floral basenotes greet the nose which turns a bit funky before gaining black fruit aromas. On entry this is quite bright bringing lots of fresh if slightly inky black fruit to the palate and showing decent earth and herb driven complexity along with little stiff tannins on the moderastly long finish... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Chateau Musar Jeune Rouge 2012

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    100% Cinsault Dusty, earthy, and a bit floral on the nose. This opens with a nice, bright hit of acid then turns a bit inky on the palate which is dry and decidedly tight showing off flashes of minerality and dusty light yet persistent tannins on the moderately long finish. 87pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Chevalier de Gentimon 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by amayluutuk


  • Mas de Fournel Pic Saint Loup Coteaux du Languedoc 2012

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    Beautiful. Read More

    Wine review by CageyT


  • Domaine Lafage Novellum Vin de Pays des Cotes Catalanes Chardonnay 2011

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    Fair chardonnay. Touch of lemon cream and a bit of smoky oak, not much complexity but for $10 it's alright. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Chateau Etang des Colombes Cuvee Bicentenaire Corbieres 2008

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    Light and refreshing, delicious, It has a crisp. clean taste ghat is good with anything. Read More

    Wine review by gsantonas


  • Domaine Pech Maurel Corbières Languedoc-Roussillon France 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by puhnner


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