Name of varietal: Trousseau Gris

Common synonyms: Chauche gris, Gray Riesling, Grey Riesling, Gris de Salces, Terret d'Afrique

Parentage of the grape: This is a mutation of Trousseau Noir.

History of the grape: Trousseau Noir is one of the three principle red grapes of the Jura. The Portuguese Bastardo is the same grape. There, it is part of the blend used for Port. Trousseau Gris is a mutation of this grape. This version of Trousseau never quite found its feet in the Jura, but was readily adopted in California.

In California, it is known as Gray Riesling and was once popular for its aromatic white wines. Its vineyard area declined in the 1980s, though it can still be found in some Zinfandel field blends.

A little is also grown in New Zealand.

Characteristics of the grape: Trousseau Gris can have aromas of flowers and yellow fruit that can sometimes turn tropical.

Regions where the grape currently is important: California

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  • I had a lovely wine which is easily the equal of a good Burgundy, a Cotes du ... one third each of pinot noir,trousseau and poulsard,the last two being grapes native to the Jura regi Read More

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  • Jean Bourdy Cotes du Jura Rouge 2009


    I bought this bottle of wine for £12.50 from a shop in London [ ... noir.ploussard and trousseau,the latter two being grapes native to this part of France and the wine spent four years in old oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of bacon,mushrooms and pasta There is plenty of a raspberry,strawberry and redcurrant style frui... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • I've debated posting on this thread for the past few days.It's an ... ... Carignan and an Argentine Trousseau. And I drank those before opening anything I had in the cellar because, well, I just couldn't wait!But whatever blows your hair back. All the best Lefty! Come around more ofte Read More

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  • Let it be said that I purchase most of my wine at Total Wine & More.Here's how I do it and I am usually 95% satisfied with ALL of my purchases.I decide on the varietals I need first then shop in my price range for the highest rated and my tried and true favorites on Total Wine & More Website. From dry to sweet, white to red and to heavy cabs fro... Read More

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  • A new year provides the perfect opportunity to try new things, but how far will ... will ... Lushes Wine BlogTrousseauIf you’re looking for a new palate adventure, check out wines made from Trousseau. This red grape hails from the Jura region of France, and is grown in appellations like Arbois and the Cotes du Jura. In Portugal, it goes by the... Read More

    From the article These New Wave Wine Grapes Are Really Catching On

  • JONDERRY, yes, Trousseau is a part of it, also consisting of 40% Poulsard, 30% Pinot, with 30% Trousseau. Will probably open this one tomorrow night.EMARK, I wish I could say that I knew how D.O.P differs from D.O. or D.O.C., but I'm not sure how the classifications differ either. It seems that there are a few others that exist as well, DOCQ, DO... Read More

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  • Interested in the Arbois myself...what's the variety, trousseau? Read More

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  • A few recent purchases. Thanks to RCKR1951 for the H3 Blend suggestion, this ... ... Poulsard, 30% Pinot, 30% TrousseauHaven't tried yet, really interested in this one. Read More

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  • You jest.'15 Enkidu "NK" Contra Costa Mourvèdre'14 ... Jolie Laide Fanucchi Wood Rd Trousseau Gris'15 Jolie Laide Provisor Vyd Grenache'15 Jolie Laide Rossi Ranch Syrah/Grenache/Viognier/Muscat d' Alexander'15 Jolie Laide Syrah Halon Plus tomorrow I take delivery of:'95 Gallo of Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon'01 Dehlinger Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve... Read More

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  • Carlisle Sonoma Valley Compagni Portis 2014


    Pale yellow color. Fruity, flowery nosemint, orange blossoms. Apricot and tangerine on the tip of the tongue. Some Gewurz spicethe blend really settles that down. Some mineral hints, mid-palate. Very nice acid refreshment. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

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