Relish is a limited production single-varietal Roussanne wine from a single vineyard.
Roussanne, typically an ingredient in a southern French blend of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, is scented, something akin to lime and blossom rather than richer fruits, lighter than its Rhone sister, Viognier.
Relish shows expressive aromas of grilled bread, pear and white flowers.
The mouth is classic, structured Roussanne, rich yet savory with flavors of butterscotch, thyme and white chocolate.
Still a baby this is a serious white to manage Moroccan spice flavors or give it a little age, perhaps eight to ten years, and serve with substantial food like roast pork.
Roussanne is a world-class white-wine grape originating in the Rhône Valley of France.
The quality of Roussanne wines in youth is intense aromas, typically of a floral character, but also of fruit and herbs. As the wine ages, an overtone of nuttiness appears (not an uncommon procession for ageworthy white wines).
Factoid: Roussanne is one of those wines that are widely believed to experience a “dumb period” in its bottle development: a stage wherin it is “closed” and unyielding. That stage, for Roussanne, seems to lie between 3 or 4 years of age on to 7 or 8 years of age. (Drink early, or wait a good while.)