Domaine de L’Idylle, Divine Alpine Roussanne 2016, IGP Blanc Allobrogie, France
Tasting Note: A roussanne that expresses the lighter, fresh-fruit side of the grape with a pleasing chalky character.
Medium-intensity lemon in color, this wine has a medium-intensity nose of lemon-citrus peel, quince, green apple, blossom, white nectarine stonefruit and some hints of pineapple.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied roussanne, has medium-intensity, fresh-green-fruit flavors suggested on the nose along with some chalk supported by medium acidity and completing with a medium finish.
The wine is balanced, bright and refreshing.
Price: $21 (I paid $17)
Importer: Free Run LLC, Seattle, Washington
Tasting Date: August 17, 2020