Rousanne

Name of varietal: Roussanne

Common synonyms: Bergeron (Savoie), Barbin, Courtoisie, Fromental, Remoulette, Greffon, Rebelot, Roussette, Rusan Belyi, Rusan Blan

Parentage of the grape: indigenous to the Rhone region of France

History of the grape: Roussanne likely gets its name from the light brown color of its skin (“roux” in French). Roussanne is used throughout the Rhone and Southern France primarily as a blending grape. It’s one of the only white varietals, along with its wondertwin grape Marsanne, that is allowed in white Cotes du Rhone besides Viognier. It is also one of the blending grapes of Chateauneuf -du-Pape. In Savoie, where it is called Bergeron, it has a rare starring role in the aromatic Chignin wines. Roussanne is one of the original Rhone varietals that was brought to Australia in the 1880s and is now popular with the Rhone Rangers movement in California. Though it is a notoriously pesky grape to grow, it is still prized for its unique aromatics and acidity Read more »

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  • Caliza Kissin' Cousins Paso Robles 2013

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    Light nectarine with floral aromas with a touch of stone fruit and flinty acidity. Nice and smooth flavors, full and ripe and rich and emollient with peach and nectarine and a layer of minerality - enough acidity to really buoy the palate and integrate nicely with some toast and some dried apricot. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • There were three of us, or actually 2 1/2 since my wife didn't drink much ... to start, a 50.50 Marsanne/Rousanne blend that would have gone really well with the mushroom I had but was finished before we even got to food. So we opened a Halcón Alturas, which is a Syrah that I really love but the heavy burger kind of killed it. ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hamburger wines


  • Over the years, multiple varieties have made the news for one reason or ... ... grow. According to Bewley, Rousanne is far more challenging to grow. “It shatters at set, it gets both mildew and botrytis and it is very hard to ripen. It always comes in after Viognier or Marsanne. Even Picpoul is easier to grow.” Marsanne tends to set a heavy cr... Read More

    From the article Challenging Wine Personalities


  • M. Chapoutier St. Joseph Deschants 2006

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... white grapes marsanne and rousanne have been allowed in a blend ].Saint-Joseph is not considered as prestigious as Hermitage or Cote-Rotie but usually offers better value for money.M.Chapoutier is a well known vineyard owner/negociant business based in the Rhone valley but also operating... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Church and State Wines Trebella 2013

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    Again, with these white Rhone-style whites from British Columbia Canada, there is intriguing Camomile Tea and peach with hints of pear, kiwi and other soft fruit. Good viscosity (mouth feel) with peach and some almond-like bitterness on the finish. Lacking only a bit of purity. Excellent value. 89 points Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • D'Arenberg White Blend Mclaren Vale the Stump Jump 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by Ennis1


  • Jean-Luc Colombo la Redonne Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2011

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    Pretty golden color. Faint and pleasant tropical fruit aromas. Quite light-bodied on the palatealmost watery. Not the fruit that the aromas forecasted. A bit of bitterness. As the wine warms up a bit, though, some more fruit flavor emergesapple as much as anything. Also, viscosity seems to change. An OK wine, but not a great wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • I think Pinot Gris/Grigio. T'Gallant from the Mornington Peninsula, ... ... whites, Yeringberg Marsanne/Rousanne. Complementing the umami whilst not overpowering subtle flavours or being overwhelmed by some robust flavours would be a fascinating trial and error experienc Read More

    Forum post in the topic Matching challenge *3*: what...


  •   So here's the next challenge I'm throwing down to those who think they can match wine to anything. ;-)Less tropical than either the first challenge or the second one--match wines to this locale and cuisine ,,, First some scenery, both countryside and urban. Will show different seasons because time-of-year has a great effect on menus in this co... Read More

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  • Philippe Borlais Tete du Rhone Cotes du Rhone 2010

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    Very nice southern Rhone white blend of Rousanne, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc and Viognier. Ripe peach, some floral notes, medium acidity and a decent finish make for a good mid-week break for the usual white wine suspects. This is not overly complex but nicely balanced and easy to enjoy. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


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