Roussillon In the Press

Why now is the time for us to rethink Roussillon

by Mike Turner, 24 April 2024

“On a recent trip to the region Mike Turner aimed to discover the real Roussillon. As he reports, he found an unique and hugely undervalued region producing wines of amazing quality in the face of challenging climatic changes.”

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Roussillon’s sweet wines – cooler than you think

by Tamlyn Currin, 15 February 2024

“A mouth-watering reminder to drink more vins doux naturels, whether fresh and fruity, aged and nutty, or on the dry side in a Rancio Sec.” 

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Roussillon – The South

by Richard Mark James, 04 December 2023

Finishing the year on a high with reviews of Collioure’s whites, Banyuls’ Vins Doux Naturels and Côtes du Roussillon’s whites and reds.

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Roussillon – The North, continued

by Richard Mark James, 27 November 2023

Touring the Agly Valley with tasting notes on some of its delicious Côtes Catalanes reds and whites, Côtes du Roussillon whites and Vins Doux Naturels.

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Roussillon – Les Aspres, the centre and beyond

by Richard Mark James, 17 November 2023

Top recommendations of high quality wines from Côtes du Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon Villages and Les Aspres, Côtes Catalanes and Rivesaltes. 

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Discover Roussillon with Oz Clark

by Oz Clarke, 21 September 2023

“Roussillon manages to turn the savagery of its conditions to remarkably good effect.”

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Languedoc-Roussillon Annual Report

by Matthew Stubbs MW, September 2023

“Very high standards are being achieved across all styles.”

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Languedoc-Roussillon Annual Report

by JamesSuckling.com, August 2023

“Rising ambitions and an ocean of choice.”

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Rosé – Languedoc vs Roussillon

by Richard Mark James, 31 August 2023

“Is there a big difference in rosé from the Languedoc and Roussillon?” asks the author of “Roussillon – ‘French Catalonia’ Wild Wine Country”.

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Roussillon: Maury focus – red and fortified wines

by Richard Mark James, 09 August 2023

Historically, all wines labelled as Maury appellation were sweet and fortified but Maury Sec (dry) red wines are now coming to the fore, as explained by the author of “Roussillon – ‘French Catalonia’ Wild Wine Country”.

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The fresh taste of Roussillon

by Tamlyn Currin, 7 July 2023

“Despite abundant sun and warmth and a distinct lack of water, Roussillon’s best wines stand out for their freshness and vivacity.”

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Roussillon resilience in the face of climate crisis

by Tamlyn Currin, 7 June 2023

“With water in short supply, Roussillon’s vintners are planning ahead.”

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Roussillon – innovators and early adopters

by Tamlyn Currin, 25 November 2022

“Roussillon goes from strength to strength, and we have been championing the progress of this fiercely independent Catalan region for many years.” 

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Fortification for the last days of winter

by Tamlyn Currin and Jancis Robinson, 24 February 2023

“Roussillon VDNs must be some of the most undervalued sweet wines in the world, and they come in a panoply of styles, from the most delicate, floral Muscats to the deepest, double-bass Banyuls.”

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Rounding up Roussillon

by Andrew Catchpole, 30 November 2022

“The Roussillon’s time is coming. Technology has moved on and there are some really great protagonists down there that know their stuff.”

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Old-vine wines, part 6, Roussillon

by Tamlyn Currin, 12 September 2022

“It is impossible to overestimate the beauty, intricacy, grace and complexity of Roussillon wines, especially those coming from old vines.”

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Roussillon: a dozen Vins Doux Naturels

by Richard Mark James, 06 September 2022

A review of Roussillon fortified sweet wines by the author of “Roussillon – ‘French Catalonia’ Wild Wine Country”.

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Roussillon: 36 whites and rosés worthy of your fridge

by Richard Mark James, 21 August 2022

A review of Roussillon white and rosés wines by the author of “Roussillon – ‘French Catalonia’ Wild Wine Country”.

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Roussillon – the south and centre: 16 reds to knock your socks off (part 2)

by Richard Mark James, 01 August 2022

A review of Roussillon red wines by the author of “Roussillon – ‘French Catalonia’ Wild Wine Country”.

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Roussillon – the north: 27 reds to knock your socks off (part 1)

by Richard Mark James, 08 July 2022

A review of Roussillon red wines by the author of “Roussillon – ‘French Catalonia’ Wild Wine Country”.

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Top Roussillon Wines: 15 to discover

by Nathalie Earl, 17 June 2022

“Although a very warm area known for its fortified wines, southern France’s sprawling Roussillon region can produce dry wines of impressive freshness.”

Decanter’s Natalie Earl reveals which wines from the recent Roussillon tasting should be on your radar.’

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12 Roussillon wineries you need to discover

by Sarah McCleary, 9 June 2022

“In Part 2 of her special report Sarah focuses on a dozen Roussillon wineries that are making exceptional wines, many of them outstanding good value.”

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A quick introduction to the Roussillon Wine Region

by Sarah McCleary, 31 May 2022

“Set within a natural amphitheatre created by mountain ranges, the ancient Southern French wine region of Roussillon is a land of diverse wines made by a rising tide of pioneering winemakers keen on making their mark organically and sustainably. In this first of a 2-part series Sarah McCleery travels to the region to discover first hand how the region is changing.”

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Roussillon red wines – panel tasting results

by Rosemary George MW, 28 January 2022

Rosemary George MW, Andy Howard MW and Frederic Marti judge 122 Roussillon red wines and give their verdict.

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Roussillon part 2 – Maury, The Aude, Fenouillèdes and The Agly Valley

by Lisse Garnett, 5 January 2022

“Fifteen thousand euros will still buy you an acre of aged vines in Northern Roussillon, a region rich with historical wineries and sizeable start-ups. I touched on this diverse region in Part 1 of this Roussillon series, but this is a magical place that requires more detail.”

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Roussillon’s spirited new wave of Vignerons. Part I: ancient vines, unimpeachable terroir, organic viticulture and the maverick spirit of Catalan culture.

by Lisse Garnett, 1 December 2021

“Part (1): Banyuls, Collioure, Rivesaltes and Maury. Roussillon’s still wines are garnering more respect than ever before especially in the UK where sales have increased by 41% since 2019.”

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Roussillon Part II: White, Rosé, Sweet

by Tamlyn Currin and Jancis Robinson, 14 July 2021

Roussillon’s old vineyards hold the key to the future.”

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Roussillon Part I: Red and Proudly Independent

by Tamlyn Currin and Jancis Robinson, 14 July 2021

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Why Roussillon wines deserve more prominence

by Justin Keay, 12 July 2021

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