Roussillon part 1 – red and proudly independent

Walkers round Maury in Roussillon

Welcome to northern Catalonia. Please set your watches to the time zone not-French-not-Spanish, a hundred years back … and forward. Whites, pinks and strong wines tomorrow.

Tam writes The way we (and I use the collective here with purpose) have portrayed and considered Roussillon is, incontrovertibly, one of the biggest travesties of the wine world. This wild, fiercely unique little wine region, bearing absolutely no relation whatsoever to its sprawling neighbour, has been ignorantly, lazily and damagingly lumped in as a hyphenated adjunct to Languedoc, despite the fact that its history, culture, language, climate, soils, grape varieties and heritage have...