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2015 Chateau Tourril Roussanne "Helios"

Winery: Chateau Tourril

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Helios"

Wine Category: Roussanne

Grape blend: 100% Roussanne

Region: Minervois

State or country: France

Price: $17

Cases produced: 250

KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: February 23, 2017

Wine Review: This Roussanne opens with inviting aromas of graphite, fennel and wild mushroom. The wine is complex with distinct, successive flavors of honeysuckle, peach and green tea, before closing with a lift from bright acidity and a touch of mint. We enjoyed it in an hors d’oeuvres course with triple crème cheese, but this wine is sturdy enough to pair with game hen or herbed chicken under a brick. - Jeoff

Winemaker Notes: Appearance: Yellow colour, crystal clear, green highlights. Nose: Aromatic, balanced, acacia aromas, stone fruit aromas, vanilla aromas. Palate: Fresh, generous, round, acacia overtones, stone fruit hints, peach hints, vanilla hints Food Matches: Cold starters , scallop carpaccio, smoked fish and goats cheese

Organic status: not organic

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