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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

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  • Vignoble les Roussots Trousseau Cotes du Jura Domaine Badoz 2010


    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 [ ] has been owned and run by Benedic... Read More

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  • Bedrock Wine Co. Compagni Portis Vineyard 2012


    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

  • We did some baby killing last night.White starter - 2012 Bedrock Wine Co. ... ... ... of Gewurtzraminer, Trousseau Gris, Riesling, Roter Veltliner, Chardonnay and a few others, this wine saw some whole cluster and some de-stemmed fermentations before extended elevage in stainless steel tanks and neutral oak barrels. Sick white flower aromatic... Read More

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  • Bucklin Red Blend Sonoma Valley Mixed Blacks 2009


    Very black fruited on the nose with dark spice notes, jammy and yet cool with dried floral base notes and a little oak spice. Smooth, rich and chewy in the mouth, this is fairly easy drinking with lots of blue and black fruit, a little bitter cherry edge and hints of root beer on the palate. This is a bit shorter in the mouth than the previous ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  •  Got an early sample of this from Hardy before release. Being a big PS fan ... In the Trousseau mold. Opened this on a Friday, poured a glass and put the bottle back in the cellar. First day it was hard as nails, no surprise. Looked back in on Sunday and found it starting to come around. Now on Monday evening after 76 hours of air this is reall... Read More

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  • Being a cab lover I am hesitant to stray from what I like. On a recent occasion I had the opportunity to try a Zinfandel and to my amazement, it had some of the same attributes of the cabernets I love so well. I perused Snooth and stopped on a particular zin from Bogle vineyards. Gregory Dal Piaz gave it a nice rating and being a member of Snoot... Read More

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  • Jacques Puffeney Trousseau Arbois Cuvée les Bérangères 2010


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    Wine review by MicMurry

  • Fanucchi Vineyards Russian River Valley Trousseau Gris 2006


    Discovering Fanucchi Vineyards 2006 Trousseau Gris is very has been a blast!Experience is:fresh peach, ripe pear, melon, apricot, citrus, a touch of spice, honeysuckle End awesome aromatics that don't quit. It's a full clean multilayer wine great for most any food or occasion. Read More

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