Trousseau

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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

Type or types of wines the grape produces: Little varietal Read more »

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  • Macvin du Jura Rouge Domaine de Savagny NV

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • The key to the Asparagus pairing is to serve it blanched in a salad. That way a ... bodied reds would work well. Trousseau Gris, Mourvèdre, Rosé of Grenache...The Artichoke, or Avocado as Al puts it, really isn't that hard for us because we serve it with Mayonnaise so we need something with some acidity and tannin to cut through. We often have ... Read More

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  • My previous challenges were for geographical locales and entire cuisines of difficulty. This time it's for difficult food items. What wines, if any, match these? Matches to specific recipes are welcome! 1)  Green, white or any other color2)  California's official veggie3)  Belgium's??4) Mold as a good thing5) Moctezuma's favorite food (and aphro... Read More

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  • Sorry about the pics...it's just so easy to upload off my phone it's ... of a different way.This 2011 Trousseau from Arbois, by Jacques Puffeney is real nice...strawberry in color and scent, along with some raspberry, bubble gum impressions. Has kind of a suave texture to it, good freshness, strawberry bubble gum flavor repeats on the palate. ... Read More

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  • Decided not to wait for a shipment...found some Clisson (supposedly better per ... ... Ditto that for Arbois/Troussea Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: our origins and future in a single glance I am going to ... ... napa cab cast aside and trousseau gris sought out. To some degree, what is lost is any discussion of excellence. That old, aristocratic, virtue is replaced by the celebration of lightness, freshness-- younger, more democratic virtues. This is what was so inte... Read More

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  • Sandlands, the new Tegan Passalacqua project, released today with an ... 12.9% alc. 2012 Trousseau Sonoma Coast4 barrels produced Planted at 1400 feet 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean, our section of the Bohan Vineyard sits in gravelly loam soils derived from sandstone and shale.Rosewater, strawberry, dried herbs, forest floor, medium body, and s... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Perhaps we could use a place to share recent purchases...Here are some '12 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo, which came highly recommended from a trusted friend who just got back from a month in Italy. I'm not seeing many available in the States quite yet, but was happy to find these locally. Read More

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  • Vignoble les Roussots Trousseau Cotes du Jura Domaine Badoz 2010

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington ... including ... including 105 communes. The trousseau grape originated in this region but it is also grown in other parts of the world particularly Portugal where it is called bastardo and used in port wine. Domaine Badoz [www.domaine-badoz.fr ] has been owned and run by Benedic... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Bedrock Wine Co. Compagni Portis Vineyard 2012

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    Quite pale yellow color. Somewhat complex nose--I'm getting floral/spicy but also vanilla/oaky. Quite fruity on the tip of the tongue with some tropical fruit flavors and some melon. Some bitterness on the back of the palate. It is quite refreshing, though. This one will work with or without food accompaniment. US$25.00 from the winery mai... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


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