Hervé Souhaut Romaneux Destezet Blanc 2016 (Roussanne Viognier)
Hervé and his wife converted the cellars of her parents' centuries-old hunting lodge into the winery and now draw on four parcels of vines totaling 8.5 acres in St.-Joseph, as well as 20 additional acres of Vin de Pays vineyards on the plateau, planted primarily to Gamay, Roussanne and Viognier. The AOC wines are labeled under Souhaut's name, while the Vin de Pays cuvées are named Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet, in homage to the name of her parents' estate combined with Beatrice's family name. The domaine was created in 1993, growing steadily from there to total about 3,750 cases annually today - all sold quickly by reservation and they don't intend to grow much past that.
The Romaneux Destezet Blanc, produced from Viognier and Roussanne is a glorious, floral wine that beams with scents of honeysuckle and white stone fruits. The palate glistens and lengthens well into a succulent, minerally finish. It is wonderful wine - very precise and very true.