Roussanne


Have a bit of a backlog of videos so let’s get a couple in this post, beginning in the southern Rhône… Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2015, France (£13.99 Fenwicks, The Framlingham Wine Shop, Swift Wines, Italian Continental Stores, Bubbles And Wine Ltd, Direct Wines, Amazon) A good mix of […]

Southern Italy, Southern Rhône



Really enjoyed these two Mas Lavail Terre d’Ardoise Carignan Blanc Vieilles Vignes Côtes Catalanes* 2014, Languedoc, France (£11.99 Majestic) Yes, White Carignan. Gentle, relaxed style, with lightly floral, herby overtones to the pear and quince flavours and a sappy salty bite on the finish, like Sauvignon without the shriek. S- […]

A couple of delicious whites from southern France



Vignobles Jeanjean Mas Neuf Pays d’Oc Muscat Sec 2014, Languedoc, France (£9.99 Majestic) Sprightly young style, with grapey intensity but also notes of apple, citrus and Gewürz-like lychee and spice. Very tasty. B+ Domaine d’Aupilhac Coteaux du Languedoc Blanc ‘Les Cocalières’ 2014, France (£14.95 The Wine Society) Rich, heady, exotic […]

Two white wines from southern France


Bit of a mish-mash – but a nice mish-mash… Cantina Gadoro Beneventano Fiano 2013, Campania, Italy (£8.99 Waitrose) Reminds me of a white Bordeaux with a dollop of Viognier in there. Tinned pear, nutty, peachy exuberance and a touch of vanilla all reined in by a spine of herbal freshness. […]

Assorted Whites from Italy, Germany, Romania & France


The blend is 50% Chardonnay, 28% Viognier, 21% Chenin & 1% Roussanne (think 1% won’t make a difference? Try over- or under-salting your food…) Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa (£11-£12 The Bottle Shop, SH Jones, SA Wines Online, Halifax Wine, Vinology, JL Leisure) Starts off in […]

Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa