The Château Roumieu of Sauternes of Bordeaux

Château Roumieu - Bordeaux Blanc Sec
The winery offers 5 different wines
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Its wines get an average rating of 3.9.
It is ranked in the top 85 of the estates of Bordeaux.
It is located in Sauternes in the region of Bordeaux
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The Château Roumieu is one of the world's great estates. It offers 5 wines for sale in of Sauternes to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Château Roumieu wines

Looking for the best Château Roumieu wines in Sauternes among all the wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent Château Roumieu wines. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be suitable with the wines from this area. Learn more about the region and the Château Roumieu wines with technical and enological descriptions.

The top white wines of Château Roumieu

Food and wine pairings with a white wine of Château Roumieu

How Château Roumieu wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of pork, vegetarian or poultry such as recipes of stuffed peppers, vegan leek and tofu quiche or thai chicken with red curry and green curry in coconut milk.

The grape varieties most used in the white wines of Château Roumieu.

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sémillon

Discovering the wine region of Sauternes

Sauternes, 65 km South of Bordeaux, is a Village renowned for its high quality Sweet wines. Although some wineries produce Dry wines, they sell them under other appellations than Sauternes, which is specific to sweet wines. The village is surrounded on all sides by vineyards, the best of which produce some of the most prestigious, long-lasting and expensive dessert wines in the world. A half bottle of premium, aged Sauternes from a good Vintage can sell for over $1,000.

Classic Sauternes has a DeepGoldenColor (darker than most other dessert wines), which turns a deep amber color with bottle age. Its aromas include flower and stone fruit, with a hint of honeysuckle - the hallmark of botrytized wines. The best wines balance sweetness with acidity, concentration with freshness and power with elegance. Sauternes wines are primarily made from the Sémillon grape, which accounts for about eight out of every ten vines in the local vineyard.

Sauvignon Blanc accounts for most of the remaining vineyard and is the dominant grape in a small handful of Sauternes wines. Semillon forms a broad, well-structured base with aromas of beeswax and apricot, while Sauvignon Blanc contributes its characteristic herbal aromas and enough acidity to keep the resulting wine fresh rather than mouthwatering. These two varieties (sometimes supplemented by a small amount of Muscadelle and Sauvignon Gris) have become the preferred varieties here, not only because they are also used to make dry white Bordeaux wines, but also because of their susceptibility to a particular type of fungus, Botrytis cinerea (often just botrytis). Apart from yeast, without which the grape juice cannot ferment into wine, one would not expect a fungus to play a key role in winemaking.

The top sweet wines of Château Roumieu

Food and wine pairings with a sweet wine of Château Roumieu

How Château Roumieu wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of fruity desserts or blue cheese such as recipes of yoghurt cake or steak with roquefort cheese.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wines of Château Roumieu

On the nose the sweet wine of Château Roumieu. often reveals types of flavors of pineapple, spices or mango and sometimes also flavors of dried apricot, marzipan or oil. In the mouth the sweet wine of Château Roumieu. is a powerful with a good balance between acidity and sweetness.

The best vintages in the sweet wines of Château Roumieu

  • 1996With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1998With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2000With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 1995With an average score of 4.30/5
  • 1990With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2005With an average score of 4.10/5

The grape varieties most used in the sweet wines of Château Roumieu.

  • Sémillon
  • Sauvignon Blanc

Discover the grape variety: Sauvignon blanc

Originally from Bordeaux, Sauvignon, or Sauvignon Blanc, is reputed to be one of the best French grape varieties for white wine. It is a white grape variety, not to be confused with Sauvignon Gris and its pale yellow color, or with Cabernet Sauvignon which produces red wines. Particularly famous thanks to Sancerre, Sauvignon Blanc is cultivated as far as New Zealand, where it produces great wines whose reputation is well established.

Discover other wineries and winemakers neighboring the Château Roumieu

Planning a wine route in the of Sauternes? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of wines similar to Château Roumieu.

Discover the grape variety: Sémillon

Sémillon blanc is a grape variety that originated in France (Bordeaux). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. Note that this grape variety can also be used for the elaboration of eaux de vie. This variety of vine is characterized by large bunches of grapes, and grapes of large size. Sémillon Blanc can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Languedoc & Roussillon, Cognac, Bordeaux, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Loire Valley, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

News about Château Roumieu and wines from the region

Stephen Brook: ‘It is astonishing how rapidly changes can take place in the Bordeaux region’

My book The Complete Bordeaux, which has been revised every five years, is soon to be published in its fourth edition. This may seem like excessive haste, given the scope of the book, but it is astonishing how rapidly changes can take place in the region. Burgundy, in contrast, is relatively stable, since most properties are family-owned and tend to stay that way. But not so in Bordeaux, where there are ample opportunities for newcomers to acquire established properties, as they have been doing ...

Courvoisier Mizunara: the launch of a collaborative Cognac

Described by Courvoisier as ‘daring’, ‘visionary’ and ‘a first-of-its-kind collaboration’, Courvoisier Mizunara was created by the house’s recently-retired maître de chai, Patrice Pinet, and Shinji Fukuyo, chief blender of Japanese whisky maker Suntory. The project dates back to 2015, when the president of Suntory visited Courvoisier at Jarnac shortly after Suntory took over Beam Global, the Cognac house’s then owner, in a deal worth US$16bn. Pinet expressed an interest in experimenting with miz ...

Best in Show: The top 50 wines of DWWA 2022

The 0.27% of entries awarded Best in Show at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards reflect the inspiring world of wine and quest for quality among winemakers globally, with 50 wines expressing the best of their categories. An all-time record for wines tasted at the world’s largest wine competition, it’s quite possible that Decanter World Wine Awards 2022 marks the largest-ever wine competition to be held in history. And of the record-breaking 18,244 wines tasted, just 50 were ...

The word of the wine: Ice wine

Sweet wine obtained by pressing frozen berries harvested in the middle of winter.