Top quality whites from....Roussillon
17 Nov 2004 by JR
I recently had the chance to compare three great dry white 2003s from a corner of France not commonly associated with such a style, the rocky hills of Roussillon in the eastern Pyrenean foothills. G é rard Gauby began to blaze this particular trail in the late 1980s (and Fernand Vaquer’s eccentric white table wines were always better than this reds) but it has taken time to put this full-bodied but wonderfully tense, mineral style on the international map. See for my account of the reds made there.   Le Soula, a joint venture between Gauby, local grower Eric Laguerre and British importer Richards...

Sorry, this page is available only to current Purple Pages members. If you're not a member, why not join today and meet a lively community of fellow wine enthusiasts?

If you are already a Purple Pager, please log in.

Sign up for Purple Pages
  • 10651 articles (two new most days) and 99464 tasting notes
  • Exclusive online access to The Oxford Companion to Wine
  • Exclusive online access to all the World Atlas of Wine maps
  • Lively and intelligent Members' forum
  • Completely independent news, comment and inside tips
Join now
£6.99 a month or £69 a year
(Available in GBP, USD, EUR or AUD)
Contact us | Team Jancis | Site FAQs | Join now | Terms and Conditions | Privacy policy | Site map | RSS
© Copyright 2000-2014 Jancis Robinson