Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hervé Souhaut Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet

Hervé Souhaut Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet 2010
Ardèche, Rhone Valley, France

I picked up this wine (among others) for a WSET study session on wines of the Rhone Valley. It was one of my favorites from the day! This wine from producer Hervé Souhaut is a blend of Roussanne and Viognier, two beautiful Rhone grapes. The property is located just across the river from Hermitage. 

Review: This beautiful deep lemon colored wine has a lovely, strong aromas of honeysuckle, yellow apples, ripe pears, white peaches, apricots, toasted almonds, and marzipan. The palate is dry with a mouth-coating texture and bright acidity. The flavors are just as deep and ripe as the nose suggested: honey, fresh stone fruit, perfumed flowers, wet stones, and touch of delicate oak. 

I love the balance that is achieved in the Romaneax-Destezet: round body, fresh acid, moderte alcohol, and concentrated fruit, flowers, nuts, and spice flavors. Oh, so tasty.

Food Pairing: Seared scallops and roasted winter squash dusted with cardamom and brown sugar.

Bottom Line: Excellent. I think I adore everything this wine has to offer. I dig it.


Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2010
  • PLACE: Vin De Pay de Ardèche
  • GRAPES: 90% Roussanne, 10% Viognier
  • SOIL: Schist
  • BOOZE: 13%
  • CELLAR: Drink now or hold for several years
  • romaneaux.destezet.free.fr

Where did I get it? Crystal City Wine Shop
What's the damage? High Priced

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