Yannick’s reputation has been made not by following in anyone’s particular footsteps but rather by taking what he has learned from great mavericks and integrating it into what he discovers to be true. His history of working with grape varietals from the Southwest of France is well known. Now, he carries forward his winemaking mission still embracing Colombard, Tannat and other favored varietals and blending them to create revived, and even edge-bending wines.
"Why are my wines different? I'm always thinking about food when I make wine: it's very important for a frenchman that a wine pairs well with his repas (meals)!" Yannick Rousseau.