Clos de Centenaires Roussanne 2017 ~ Rhone, France
93/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Secrets De Sommeliers
The Winemaker - "Nose of linden blossom and citrus, with a slight toasty. In the mouth, the scale contrasts with a beautiful vivacity and minerality."
Roussanne is one of the traditional white varieties of the northern Rhône. Roussanne is known as a delicate and elegant variety with a honeysuckle aroma. It is one of only four permitted grapes in Châteauneuf-du-Pape white wines.
Clos des Centenaires was founded Luc Baudet of Chateau Mas-Neuf fame, and Californian wine industry veteran, Jack Edwards who both share a passion for artisan wines and the terroir of France’s Southern Rhone.
Clos des Centenaires is a historic vineyard situated in Costieres de Nimes, close to the Mediterranean Sea. The vineyard boasts 70-year-old Grenache vines which are deeply rooted in the pebble stones overlooking the picturesque lakes of Petite Camargue. The vineyard also features Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot, and Cinsault, and is known for producing unique, high-end, elegant wines of excellent value.