Sommelier Notes: Rouanet Montcélèbre is a family owned vineyard of 22 hectares (55 acres) located at the base of the Massif Central, in the Minervois appellation (named by the Romans when they brought grape vines here 2,000 years ago for the goddess of wisdom Minerva). Audrey Rouanet is the sixth generation in her family to farm the vineyards and make the family wines. Audrey took over when her father was killed in a tragic work accident. She is an exceptional winemaker who studied in Tuscany and California! The vines grow on the windswept edge of the Cesse gorge, at between 250 and 350 meters (around 1,000 feet) on white pebbled limestone and clay vineyards. The limestone soil allows the vines to root deeply, giving aromatic and mineral expression to the wines. This white blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussane and Vermentino has complex, elegant, gorgeous aromas of white flowers, citrus and quince, with great underlying minerality. Golden yellow color, brilliant, golden yellow highlights. The Roussane is stunning! We love this wine!