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 »

View More

Popular Rousanne wines

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

People getting updates on Rousanne Wines

Page 7 of 9

Rousanne on Snooth

  • Barrel 27 High On the Hog White 2008

    Snoothrank:

    very good fruit and length, and despite the glycerine mouthfeel there is zero residual sugar in there; of course it has alcohol - because of the ripe grapes. and speaking as a european: I wish I could buy Rhône whites of barrel 27´s quality at this price. so an extra glass for value Read More

    Wine review by jeajea


  • I am hoping someone with some pairing knowledge can help me. for Valentines day, I am making a nice, intimate dinner... I have pairings for the appetizer and dessert... but I am looking for a main dish pairing..I am basically making a bone-in pork chop, which I dredge in semolina flour (vs regular, cause I like the slight crust) and totally dr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What to pair with Herbes de...


  • Barrel 27 High On the Hog White 2008

    Snoothrank:

    Nice crisp, dry yet fruity blend of lychee, apricot and pineapple with honeysuckle. Very nice refreshing blend and it feels good on the palate.- Tasted at Marché Bacchus 2/6/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • It may strike people as odd that someone who studied in Bordeaux, produced wine ... edges.The Wines of L'AventureRousanne 2007 85% Roussanne, 15% Viognier - Wool, soil, vanilla, and peachy fruity aromas initially fill the glass. With some air the fruit takes on a greengage plum tone and toasty, caramelly accents. In the mouth this is pretty wel... Read More

    From the article L'Aventure


  • Arenberg Money Spider Roussane 2007

    Snoothrank:

    Crisp rich citrus fruit on the nose. Intense but fresh fruit in the mouth. Has a depth and complexity that could be mistaken for Rhone. Read More

    Wine review by Lindy Hemsley


  • Renard Roussanne 2005

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by jjknight38


  • Preston Vineyards Madame Preston 2007

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by Foxall


  • Preston Vineyards Madame Preston 2007

    Snoothrank:

    We had this the other night at a restaurant. Usually it's a struggle to finish a bottle, just the wife and me, in one sitting. Not this time. We had to walk it off before we went home, but it was worth the extra hour of babysitting time. A little floral, a little creamy, a little minerality, a little peach, a little lemon, a little unctuous f... Read More

    Wine review by Foxall


  • I read this article a couple of days ago from the Wall Street Journal. I thought it was pretty interesting because fall for me has always meant a switch to red. Has anyone tried the Rhone Whites? I'm going to give this a go at the end of the week! Let me know if its really worth the wsj buzz.Check out the article here: http://online.wsj.com/arti... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Rhone White Wines for Fall


  • Do you encourage winemakers to experiment with new blends?Any intersting blends ... blends ... CinsaultShiraz RousanneCabernet Sapave Read More

    Forum post in the topic Do you encourage winemakers...


prev 1 ...  5 6 7 8 9 next




Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Recent Forum PostsView all


Rousanne wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network