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Y. Rousseau Wines

Y. Rousseau Wines Y Rousseau Wines is the realization of a dream that began long ago in France and evolved as Yannick Rousseau, founder and winemaker, followed his heart and passion to live the 'Joie de Vivre' he learned at home. Yannick was born in the Gascony region in the South-West of France known for its 'french paradox' of delicious, rich food, daily wine consumption and impressive longevity of the inhabitants. His life-long journey in wine and food started when he was 5 years old and drank his first glass of homemade wine with Pépé (his grandpa). Pépé hunted his own food, made his own wine, and was an artisan butcher. Everyday, Yannick lived the simple life where his family took the time to enjoy their food, wines and the company of family and friends. In 1996, Yannick made his first Colombard at Domaine St Lannes in the "Cotes de Gascogne". He also worked as assistant winemaker at Chateau Montus and Domaine Bouscassé with Alain Brumont, pioneer for the finest wines made in the Madiran appellation. In 1998, Yannick earned a Master's degree in Enology and Viticulture from University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse. Since 1999, Yannick has been working his craft in Napa Valley making award winning wines; first, at Newton Vineyards as assistant winemaker where he worked closely with winemaker, Luc Morlet and consulting winemaker, Michel Rolland. Then at Chateau Potelle Winery, 2001-2006. Yannick was pivotal in crafting the cult VGS wines from Mount Veeder. It was his deft hand that guided the creation of consistently rewarded VGS wines. Marketta Fourmeaux, owner and winemaker, invited Yannick back as consultant winemaker for Chateau Potelle in 2006-2007. In August 2007, Yannick stepped out to look for the ideal vineyards and varietals he believed in. He loves the intense mountain fruit of Mount Veeder and he found one of the last (34 year old) Colombard vineyard in Russian River Valley. The rest of the story is in the wines! A toast to you,


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