Monday, July 4, 2016

Lancyre Roussanne -

2014 Domaine Lancyre Roussanne...$17.99
90% Roussanne (with a touch of Viognier and Marsanne).
Purchased in 1970 by the Durand and Valentin families, the Ch√Ęteau was originally built in the 1500's, on the ruins of a 12th century fort. Records of winemaking date back to 1550! Lancyre is now viewed among the top estates of Pic Saint-Loup, which has justifiably garnered a reputation as the Languedoc’s single best wine district.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of peaches and country hay on the nose, with just a touch of spearmint and honey. Big, bold and crisp, with great freshness on the palate. Enjoy this distinctive, unoaked white on its own, or with poultry, creamy pasta dishes, or seafood (especially sole or fried calamari).

"Lancyre’s 2014 IGP Saint Guilhem le Desert Val de Montferrand Roussanne is a beauty. Giving up lots of white flowers, citrus blossom and crushed rock nuances, it fills out nicely on the palate, has medium-bodied richness and juicy, lively acidity that come through on the finish. I’d drink it over the coming couple of years, but I’m sure it will have an interesting evolution beyond that as well." - Wine Advocate

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