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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  • L'Aventure Roussanne 2008


    Nice. Fruity and not too acidic. Read More

    Wine review by lingprof

  • Sadie Family Sequillo White 2007


    A magical blend of principally Chenin Blanc with Marsanne, Roussanne and a touch of Viognier. Creamy edged, full, textural, weighty reminiscent of a Pinot Gris but with more of a crisp finish. Very food friendly. Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler

  • Big House White 2008


    Lots of floral and citrus notes on the nose, with a similar palate, leading ... ... canelli, viognier, and roussanne). There's a bit of oak that gives a bit of a buttered toast/smokey component, but it's well balanced and hides any sweetness from the muscat, leading to a good, crisp, full wine with a lengthy finis Read More

    Wine review by ONUMello

  • Mcdowell Valley Vineyards Viognier Roussanne 2008


    Melon, light fruit and a bit of clay. Just a touch of sweetness and melon flavor. A soft wine. Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Hi everybody,I'm Pascal and I'm living in Tarn-et-Garonne near Toulouse, where good food and good wines are an art of living ! (pork charcuterie, cassoulet, fat goose and duck, foie gras, patés, ...)Who have been there ?What wines of this area do you know ?If you want to discover our wines, visit my dedicated wines website : http://www.vins-tarn... Read More

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


    No written review

    Wine review by bug12811

  • Anaba 'Coriol' White Sonoma Valley 2007


    Really was looking forward to try this wine as it is a unique blend for Sonoma Valley. Floral and lemon peel aromas nicely balanced. Good acid, nice lemon flavors and long finish. Expect this to improve with age. Read More

    Wine review by HondaJohn

  • Château Beaucastel Côtes-du-Rhone Rouge 2003


    No written review

    Wine review by TeddyL

  • Morse Ensemble Blanc Viognier Roussanne 2007


    Offers little on the nose, but opens up after giving it some time. Surprisingly complex and turns into a very interesting wine. Good acidity and nice lemon notes. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Herman Story Roussanne Santa Barbara County 2006


    Smooth. Perfect for a nice summer day. Loved it. Read More

    Wine review by lajollamom

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