Y Rousseau Old Vines Colombard 2010
#ROU10CO3 | 750mL
To grow Colombard in the Russian River Valley is unusual. Infact, it's pretty rare. Yannick Rousseau's Colombard is delicious, and after learning that he made it in his hometown in the Southwest French region of Gascogny, it became apparent that his knack for making a dry, crisp Colombard sees no borders. This '10 reveals clean notes of honeyed citrus from the nose all the way to the finish. - Kerrin Laz, Wine Director
"Colombard is a variety originally from the South-West of France where it has been grown for hundreds of years. Yannick made his first Colombard in 1996 in the heart of Gascony. The grapes for Y Rousseau Old Vines Colombard come from the last Colombard vines planted in the Russian River Valley. Yannick chose to make this wine because of its unique character and to bring a slice of Gascony to American wine lovers. ""Yannick decided, after finding a grape variety that he loves, that he simply had to make the wine. His Colombard is one of the finest white wines I have ever tasted."" Dan Berger. AVA: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County. Vineyard: 35 years Old and Dry Farmed Vines. Winemaking: Skin contact Maceration for 7 hours Elevage sur Lies for 5 months, 85% stainless steel and 15% neutral French oak. Alcohol: 12.8%. pH: 3.28. Residual: Dry. Tasting notes: Pure and true expression of Colombard. The wine is authentic to its terroir. The aromas show an early grapefruit concentration, fresh pears, green apple and hints of jasmine. In your mouth, the wine blossoms like a flower, you get all the aromas plus citrus fruit and the wine opens to a very bright citrus blossom flavor. There is a beautiful balance between the acidity, the texture and the richness. It is a pure delight to enjoy with seafood, sushi, grilled fish, Susannas Caesar Salad, spicy foods, pastas, roasted chicken and strong, creamy or blue-cheesesaà simple as an Aperitif.."
This wine pairs well with:
- Chicken (non-lemony)
- Fish - Other