91 Points | International Wine Cellar , January 2012
Light yellow. Musky, mineral-accented aromas of pear skin, ginger and quinine. Tightly focused and dry, with incisive flavors of fresh orchard fruits, minerals and lime pith. Shows impressive depth of flavor without any excess weight and finishes spicy, stony and very long.
The entire Rhone Valley is frequently referred to as the Cotes du Rhone, but this is also the name of the generic appellation that covers more than 100 communes in the region north of Avignon. The primary varieties cultivated here are Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Carignan. Wines simply labeled Cotes du Rhone may rank at the bottom of the hierarchy...
Like its conventional blending partner Marsanne, Roussane is most frequently associated with the northern Rhone Valley. It joins Marsanne as the only white varieties grown in the appellations of St. Joseph, Hermitage, and Crozes-Hermitage. When blended, these two varieties produce rich, full-bodied white wines that reach their finest expression in... Read More »
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