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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  • Preston Vineyards Madame Preston 2007

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    Wine review by Foxall


  • Preston Vineyards Madame Preston 2007

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    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

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  • Edward Sellers Vineyards and Wines White Rhone Blend Paso Robles Blanc du Rhone 2007

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    a blend of 3 varietals originating from the Rhone in Southern France - Marsanne, Rousanne, and Viognior. I've never tasted such a blend coming from California and I was very impressed. It was a golden light yellow in color, citrus aromas followed by more complex tastes of the oak, a nuttiness, vanilla, and riper citrus fruits. Fairly full in ... Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • Château de la Font du Loup Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2007

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    The Chateau de la Font du Loup Chateauneuf du Pape white 2007 is a blend of 40% ... of 40% Grenache Blanc, 30% Rousanne, 15% Clairette and 15% Bourboulec. The Roussanne and Clairette have been vinified in "second vin" from Chateau d'Yquem, then matured in french oak for 8 months. The other grapes have been vinified in stainless steel tanks to e... Read More

    Wine review by Quentin4


  • I'm Chad Carns, author of The Gourmet Bachelor - Global Flavor, Local ... ... ... FranceWhite: Marsanne, Rousanne, Viognier7Hermitage Blanc, Bette & Scholl 2001Subtle bouquet, Red Pepper Flakes, long finish7Hermitage Blanc, Chapoutier, Cuvee de L'Oree" 19917Chateau Grillet, Neyret-Gachet 2001Exotic Fruit, White Cherry, Floral8Condrieu, Guigal... Read More

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  • Bonny Doon Vineyard White Rhone Blend California le Cigare Blanc 2006

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    Wine review by mary836


  • Bonny Doon Vineyard White Rhone Blend California le Cigare Blanc 2006

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    Wine review by JessicaW


  • Tablas Creek White Rhone Blend Paso Robles Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc 2006

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    Another strong vintage for this wine. This is one of Tablas' most consistent wines. Rousanne, Grenache Blanc, and Picpoul Blanc. Strongly flavored by the Rousanne. Bright, mineral tones with lemon, tropical fruit, and honey. A wonderful wine. Read More

    Wine review by wreckingball


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