News from Roussillon

Wines of Roussillon at Wine Paris 2024

Wines of Roussillon will have a strong presence at Wine Paris with 45 producers presenting their wines to French and international buyers at Paris Expo from 12th February to 14th February 2024. Alongside the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Roussillon’s stand (4D 318), participating wineries will introduce their latest releases...
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Old vines: Roussillon’s winemaking legacy

Old vines are a significant part of Roussillon’s heritage. In the 1980s and 1990s, when many European wine producers were uprooting indigenous vines in favour of more bankable international varieties, Roussillon vignerons held onto their homegrown stars. Today, the result is a patchwork of mature vines – some almost 150...
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Muscat: the unsung hero of Roussillon?

Grenaches, Carignans, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Macabeu are often the varietals that spring to mind when considering the signature wines of Roussillon but there is one name in particular which has shaped the fortunes of the region for centuries (going back to Greek Antiquity): Muscat. Muscat is not a single variety but...
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Tim Atkin Report 2023

Tim Atkin’s 2023 Languedoc Roussillon Special Report, written by Matthew Stubbs MW, was released earlier this month. 220 Roussillon wines were tasted and marked in preparation of the report, covering 13 AOPs and 2 IGPs across red, white, rose and fortified sweet styles. In line with recent trends, Roussillon’s dry...
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James Suckling Report 2023

JamesSuckling.com published its 2023 Languedoc Roussillon Annual Report at the end of August. It features 302 Roussillon wines and results are impressive. In total, 262 wines scored 90 or above (out of the 100 points scoring system). 94 achieved 92 or plus points. Roussillon is described as a “distinctive enclave...
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