Winexpert Limited Edition Viognier Roussanne Marsanne is a classic from France. A beautiful blend composed of the only three white wine grapes permitted to be grown in the Northern Rhône. It draws you in with inviting aromas of stone fruit, honeysuckle, and soft herbal notes. The palate is rich with expressive peach, apricot, and Meyer lemon flavours, just hinting at honeysuckle and brioche. This textured wine leans to the fuller side but stays smooth and fresh with elegant balance.
This wine’s signature food pairing is smoked salmon spirals but it’s also a great match for grilled pork or chicken, antipasti, or pasta with cream sauce.
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Arrives January 2023. Labels included.
Explore the world’s most distinguished wine growing regions with the Winexpert LE collection; a limited edition series that celebrates the unique, the exciting and the very best – from classic varietals to exceptional blends. Available by reservation only, this annual showcase features hidden gems in limited quantities. Our most sought-after craft winemaking kit, it’s a one-of-a-kind global adventure you don’t want to miss. From this box to your bottle in just 6-8 weeks.
Marsanne is famous in the Rhone region of France and is also grown in Spain, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. It is one of two only white grapes allowed in Rhone's Crozes-Hermitage appellation. Marsanne is a famous blending partner of Roussanne. Marsanne has aromas of honeysuckle and primary flavours of quince, orange, apricot and acacia.
Roussanne is one of only 2 white grapes allowed to be grown Crozes-Hermitage appellation in the Rhone region of France where it is often blended with Marsanne- the other white allowed. Roussanne plays a major role in the wines from the Northern Rhone region and are often considered some of the best white wine expressions in the world! Roussanne is a rare full-bodied white. Roussanne has aromas of citrus and chamomile and flavours of stoned fruit and a touch of honey. It has good structure with good acidity and a refreshing finish.
A rich, white wine that originated in the Northern Rhône and is rapidly growing in popularity in California and beyond. A heady and aromotic wine that offers flavours of tangerine, peach, mango and honeysuckle. With its perfumed aromas- Viognier is often blended with other grapes to provide an aromatic boost to the finished wines.
The small and prestigious Northern Rhône region experiences a cooler climate than its southern counterpart, due to the mistral wind that brings in colder air. The tiny region of Savoie sits to the west bordering Switzerland and is the only alpine wine region in France. Vineyards are often planted at elevations between 250-550 metres but have a uniquely warm microclimate thanks to the southern sun exposure.
Dry wines like Cabernet and Pinot Grigio have no perceptible amount of sweetness to the drinker and will often be detected as having a drying character in the mouth.
Typically wines featuring grapes that naturally have bigger flavours and may have higher tannins, oaking or alcohol levels.
No oak is present as is the case for most whites, rosés and light, fruity reds.