Increasingly popular in the Central Coast of California for blending purposes and as a varietal, Roussanne is a trendy, white Rhône grape. In France it is often blended with Marsanne, and is cultivated in Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon, as well as the Rhone. With inconsistent yields, poor resistance to winds, and its susceptibility to powdery mildew and rot, Roussanne had almost disappeared from the northern Rhône until superior clones were developed. Now, it is only one of two vine varieties permitted in the white versions of the northern Rhône’s red wine appellations. In the southern Rhône, it is only one of four grape varieties permitted in white Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Roussanne’s main asset is its distinctive aroma, along with an acidity which helps it to age better than its partner Marsanne. Roussanne tends to ripen late and can benefit from oak ageing.

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  • Had some friends over, here are the casualties.  Started with apps and opened the Roussanne followed by the Lafage rose. Dinner was slow cooked beef stew accompanied by the reds. Star of the night was the Anglim Cerise (thanks to NapaGirl for the rec many moons ago). Read More

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  • Domaine Bernard Gripa Saint-Péray les Pins Saint-Péray 2014


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Treana Blanc 2014


    Soft talcum and powdered sugar aromas with baked apple and honey notes, ripe melon and a touch of cream. Fresh, light and delicate on the palate, with some oak, apple and melon notes, a bit of a floral character and a creamy oak spice and cinnamon apple finish. Read More

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  • The CFO is out of town so I had to do something with my time, what better way ... today. The Tablas Creek Roussanne was a wine club offering, everything else was found in local (Charlotte area) wine stores. 2015 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County2014 Douloufakis Liatiko Dafnes2013 Feudi del Pisciotto Frappato Carolina Marengo2008 I ... Read More

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  • Jean-Luc-Colombo Cotes-du-Rhone le Vent Blanc 2014


    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Hamstead [ ... ... of 80% clairette and 20% roussanne and was named in honour of the Le Vent wind that sometimes blows in the Rhone valley.I started the bottle last night with my fish and chip supper and I did enjoy it.It is a bone dry wine but very fresh tasting.There is some... Read More

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  • Market Vineyards Liquidity White Blend 2014


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  • Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2015


    Floral blossom, white peach and golden apple aromas with lemon shortbread and sun dried hay notes on the nose. Unctuous, creamy and full bodied with generous baked apple, persimmon and peach fruit, a vanilla cream center and a lemon drop candied note delicate on the edges. Finishes with excellent length and more creaminess. Read More

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  • Michel Gassier Costieres de Nimes Nostre Pais Blanc 2014


    Lemon meringue, peach and green apple aromas, somewhat simple but pronounced and pleasant. This has a tart, round and creamy palate of grapefruit, lemon and pear with restrained oak spice and zesty acidity yielding to dried herb towards the finish and a slow fading warmth. Read More

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  • We wine lovers think of winemakers like celebrities. Much like chefs, we want ... ... made using Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc and Picpoul Blanc in various configurations. While New World regions put their own spin on Rhône-style blends, there’s nothing like the real thing. Real-deal white Rhône-style blends are available at i... Read More

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  • I really love Fridays!MJET, looks like you traveled to two of our all time ... ... ... nice bottles.The Tablas Roussanne is just a great wine. There's this impression of ripe melon on the front end and an excellent tongue coating, waxy sensation followed by layers of ripe tropical fruit. I have five more on order.We purchased the Soter pinot ... Read More

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