Thursday, July 26, 2012
Qupe Roussanne 2007 wine review by (PB)
Pale golden hue
Loads of creme Brulee with elusive fruit notes--melon?
Palate--Citrus front with a razor edge acidity and long lasting fruity finish.
(NW) of this blog grabbed this on one of our recent hunting trips (wine hunting that is) and it delivered all the way around. Rousanne is typically not a varietal wine grape but a mixing grape in numerous Rhone style white wines.
This one was juicy and well made with sturdy presence all around. My first thought would have been--This is a Chardonnay--and I wondered why this fine grape hasn't been more widely produced as a varietal. I'm still wondering.
At any rate, it was delicious on a hot summer day with a skirt steak salad under a shade tree. About $35--a nice summer treat so raise glass.
Posted by PB at 5:49 PM