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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  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • Paso Robles

    Paso Robles (“Oak Pass”) is part of San Luis Obispo county in California’s Central Coast. The f...

  • Santa Barbara

    The Santa Barbara County AVA lies within the Central Coast territory of California. Like much o...

  • Australia

    The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European se...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

  • Châteauneuf-du-pape

    Chateauneuf du Pape Chateauneuf du Pape is the best-known appellation in the Southern Rhon...

  • Rhône

      Located along a section of the Rhone river in southeastern France, this is really two regi...

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    The Santa Ynez Valley AVA is a large subregion of Santa Barbara County within California’s Cent...

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    At age 70, I have had at least 50 yrs. of a glass of wine after my evening meals. Just recently,...

  • Estancia Estates

    Estancia’s winemakers strive to combine the best of both worlds: a state-of-the art winemaking fa...

  • Joseph Carr

    Joseph Carr wines are produced at Larson Family Vineyards in Carneros, bordering both Napa and So...

  • Cupcake Vineyards

    Our winery is located in Monterey County, California where warm days give way to cool nights a...

  • Tisdale Vineyards

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  • Kitchak 'Vivace' Ermitage Blanc 2005


    Outstanding and truly unique white wine. Not like any other white I have tasted. Great depth and complexity. Read More

    Wine review by raceengnr

  • Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2006


    Second bottle of the evening after a earlier disappointing wine. This was a classic Ch. NdP, lovely Grenache notes with Syrah and Mourvidre accents. Saved the evening. Would buy again. Nicely developed even as a young wine, would also buy to age a bit. Read More

    Wine review by Lodi Brad

  • Deusyls de la Pèira Terrasses du Larzac 2006


    Received this as gift and it is top notch 5 glass. Where can I get more? Read More

    Wine review by jamiegrif

  • It may strike people as odd that someone who studied in Bordeaux, produced wine ... 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 well balanced with sup... Read More

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  • L'Aventure Roussanne 2007


    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 well balanced with super acids keeping the richness in check. Still very young, this has a nice mineral driven grab on the mid-palate before relaxing into a honi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • My New Year's Wine Resolution is to qualify for the Wine Century Club--I am 40 or so varietals into it so the question is can I do it? Its going to be a big challenge because I've already done all of the easy ones also I have to find and average of more than one new wine a week to try. Does anyone have any suggestions for "must try" wines or any... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New Year's (Wine) Resolution

  • Bonny Doon Vineyard White Rhone Blend California le Cigare Blanc 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by MacDee

  • St. Cosme Gigondas Valbelle 2006


    Dark purple in the glass. The nose shows strawberry fruit, followed by raisin a hint of barnyard, soil and wet leaves. A big rich and smooth performance with sweet cherry, sage and violets on the palate. A long finish remicient of blackberry jam. A big racy wine that's very sexy in the glass. This was the majority favorite of the night and the '... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Domaine de Rapatel Costières-de-Nîmes Grande Signature Gerard Eyraud 2005


    Chocolate and a meatiness on the nose. Thick and meaty throughout with an earthy/ clay flavor. Finishes on licorice Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Renard Roussanne 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by jjknight38

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