Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet (Hervé Souhaut) "Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet" Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Blanc Viognier Roussanne 2017

Ratings on Delectable

Meredith Hu Delectable Pro

Tangerine, white blossom, honeysuckle, ripe apricot, plum, baked quince and pear, orange oil. Dried mint and other herbs. Pale gold. Whole cluster, fermented in wooden tanks, aged on fine lees in used oak Barrique-ish for 8 months. Low acidity, medium plus length. Medium plus intensity. Phenolic bitterness. 70% Viognier, 30% Roussane.

Tangerine, white blossom, honeysuckle, ripe apricot, plum, baked quince and pear, orange oil. Dried mint and other herbs. Pale gold. Whole cluster, fermented in wooden tanks, aged on fine lees in used oak Barrique-ish for 8 months. Low acidity, medium plus length. Medium plus intensity. Phenolic bitterness. 70% Viognier, 30% Roussane.

9.2

Aaron Tan Delectable Pro

A pleasant surprise. Produced mostly out of Rousanne with a masterful touch of viognier, this was a class act - especially given my disdain for both varieties. Herve's brought a certain precision to the wine, no flabiness, and I would go so far as call it elegant! Floral, stone fruits, slightly oxi honeyed tones, tasty stony finish. Some VA, but not an issue. Nice work.

A pleasant surprise. Produced mostly out of Rousanne with a masterful touch of viognier, this was a class act - especially given my disdain for both varieties. Herve's brought a certain precision to the wine, no flabiness, and I would go so far as call it elegant! Floral, stone fruits, slightly oxi honeyed tones, tasty stony finish. Some VA, but not an issue. Nice work.

9.0

Stephen Giroux

Not what I was expecting, somehow! Not what I thought I should associate with Rhone whites, tho maybe that’s unfair? I liked it a lot, and I’ve heard that some bottle age really finesses the wine, but I haven’t seen that yet. It’s very good: pretty, slightly floral, full textured, waxy, with a touch of oak or MLF

Not what I was expecting, somehow! Not what I thought I should associate with Rhone whites, tho maybe that’s unfair? I liked it a lot, and I’ve heard that some bottle age really finesses the wine, but I haven’t seen that yet. It’s very good: pretty, slightly floral, full textured, waxy, with a touch of oak or MLF

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