The notes from David Schildknecht’s last trip in the Roussillon should be published in the next issue of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, available at the end of April.
The vintage being rated is 2005 Roussillon with sweet prices, except for 3 or 4 famous crus from that region. It is one of the rare places in the world able to produce incredible wines at such attractive prices to a point where a good number of foreigners are buying land around Maury, and particularly 2 Americans who will create a buzz about the area. Their presence is already giving hope and a positive sign for the morale of young and not so young locals.
I believe Parker and Schildknecht will note the Roussillon on its own, like the Guide de la Revue du Vin de France did some time ago, without tying it to the Languedoc. There is so much to say about this beautiful Roussillon! Who would have in their minds to link Cahors with Bordeaux!!