Roussanne is a white wine grape grown originally in the Rhône wine region in France, where it is often blended with Marsanne. It is the only other white variety, besides Marsanne, allowed in the northern Rhône appellations of Crozes-Hermitage AOC, Hermitage AOC and Saint-Joseph AOC. In the southern Rhône appellation of Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC it is one of six white grapes allowed, along with Grenache blanc, Piquepoul blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc and Picardan. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation also allows it to be blended into red wines.
Posts about Roussanne
    • Indie Wines – The Paso Garagiste Festival 2014

      Photo by Tom Lake I recently returned from two days at the Paso Garagiste Festival. This is the event’s fourth year, and it has grown leaps and bounds since I wrote about the inaugural event in 2011. That year, 44 wineries participated in a one-day event; now it is a four day event. This year 60 wineries alone poured on Saturday, November 8 at the Grand Tasting; another 19 wi ...

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    • Aussie native brings love for Riesling to Washington

      Wendy Stuckey, white winemaker for Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Wash., pours a glass of Eroica Riesling. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Were it not for two chance meetings, Wendy Stuckey might have happily spent her entire winemaking career in her native Australia and missed out on a great adventure.

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    • Dec 6, Roussanne White Wine Variety

      Roussanne White Wine Variety Roussanne wines are often described as more elegant than those of its better known cousin Marsanne. However in the vineyard the variety is less popular because of its lack of hardiness and susceptibility to powdery mildew. The Flavours of Roussanne In his book Grapes & Wines Oz Clarke likens the aromas of Roussanne to those of herbal tea and pears.

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  • Domaine Puech-Haut

    … originates from a Roman sculpture of a ram or belier that was found in the vineyard. And they have reproduced it to sit at the foot of several barrels. 98% Mourvèdre, and the other two per cent is a secret. Quite rounded. More solid than the previous wine, with firm acidity. Quite sturdy and needs to fill out a little. 2012 Prestige rouge, Coteaux…

    Rosemary George/ Taste Languedoc- 4 readers -
  • Giving the Gift of Wine

    … and bottlings from smaller, less well-known producers. Good choices for whites include floral Viognier or a rich Roussanne (Andrew Rich’s Roussanne is a perennial favorite and can be ordered online). Paso Robles' Tablas Creek makes consistently good Rhône white blends - try the 2012 Patelin de Tablas Blanc, $20. If your eclectic giftee’s taste…

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  • Chêne Bleu, a World-Class Estate in the Making in Vaucluse

    …. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Chêne Bleu Aliot 2010, Vin de Pays du Vaucluse, is named for Aliot de Montvin, an artisan glassblower of noble birth who named the winery’s estate La Verrière — The Glassblowing Workshop — in 1427. The blend is 65 percent roussanne, 30 percent grenache blanc, 5…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Wines of Uruguay Tasting Tour

    … in the same latitudes as winegrowing regions in Argentina, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Producing 10 million cases of wine annually (from i22,000 acres of vines). Uruguayan wine is not well-known for its wines internationally, due to the fact that 95% of the wine is consumed domestically. Many Uruguayan vineyards are small in size…

    Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Winein Cabernet Franc Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
  • 2011 J.L. Chave Selection “Celeste” Saint-Joseph Blanc

    Since returning from France last summer, we have not had the opportunity to drink many French wines. I do love wines from France so when the opportunity arrives I will drink it. Last year we had a tasting at Sunfish cellars that included the 2011 J.L. Chave Selection “Celeste” Saint-Joseph Blanc. We enjoyed the wine so much that we bought a bottle for another day.

    Bill Thompson/ Bills Wine Wandering- 1 readers -
  • A Six Pack of Le Cigare

    … spend a moment reflecting on the process that engendered this magical elixir. Grenache blanc and Roussanne from the brilliantly situated Beeswax Vineyard in the Arroyo Seco, were co-fermented in stainless steel, allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation, at the completion of which, were sulfited and racked to carboys with all or most of their fine…

    George Heritier/ Gang of Pour On Winein Syrah- 1 readers -
  • 2014: Top Ten Wines Under $15

    … golden color. It is dry and crisp, with a complex blend of citrus, tropical fruit and herbal notes. A slight effervescence made it even more refreshing, and it had a long,pleasing finish. It possessed lots of character for a wine at this price point, making it one of the most compelling Vinho Verde wines I've tasted in some time. 3) 2012 José Maria…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 2 readers -
  • Rejoicing in Red: A Clutch of Good Value BC Wines

    … at Serendipity) and Audralee Daum’s virtual winery’s sole focus is Pinot Noir. Altostratus ‘11 sports dark berry notes and spicy hints up front with a very smooth, fruit forward entry, supple palate of dark cherry, mulberry and earthy hints, underpinned by firm acidity, with an elegant, lingering close. Distinctive Okanagan Pinot—but it also reminds me…

    Tim Pawsey/ hiredBelly.comin Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Wine of the Week 28 – Saint-Chinian, excitement from the Languedoc

    … and fresh earth. The palate is a revelation! Sumptuously fruity with a lovey touch of freshness lightening the load. Delicious, fresh and lively but with rich, ripe, deep blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, black cherry and dark plum fruit. There is a little dark chocolate too. It really delicious stuff and sinfully drinkable – 88/100 points. Available…

    Quentin Sadler's Wine Page- 3 readers -
  • Month in Wines – November 2014

    …, with firm structure and youthful elegance. Coffee, dark chocolate and spices taking this wine to the next level. 8 2004 Carlisle Russian River Valley Zinfandel Carlisle Vineyard, California (15.9% ABV) – way too young. Smoke, raspberries, finesse, eucalyptus, menthol cigarettes – in a tight, firm body. 8 2012 Field Recordings Carignan Camp 4…

    Talk-A-Vinoin Cabernet Franc- 2 readers -
  • Texas Hill Country Wineries – December 2014 Newsletter

    … Fat Free Whipping Cream * – Smuckers Sugar Free Caramel Sundae – Syrup* – William Chris Cocoa Almonds – Nutmeg – Martini Shaker – Ice *I used Fat Free cream & Sugar Free options to cut calories, and it’s what I had on hand. It was delicious…but use what you like! Pour Roussanne, Praline Liqueur, Whipped Vodka and Cream over ice in a chilled…

    Vintage Texas Blog- 3 readers -
  • Tasting Dry Creek Valley Red Blends

    … are interested in the Rhone varietals grown throughout the Valley. Syrah, cinsault, grenache, and mourvedre dominate the Rhone grapes, supported by carignan, petit sirah, marsanne, roussanne, and viognier. Luckily, with over 50 wineries throughout the AVA, finding great wine is very easy. The three producers represented here all have rich histories…

    Beau's Barrel Roomin Syrah- 5 readers -
  • Airfield Estates 2013 Vineyard Salute Flygirl White, Yakima Valley, $15

    … Best Buy! The Miller clan’s 900-acre plantings include Runway Vineyard, which produced the Pinot Gris (52%), and their Black Rock Vineyard to the east, home to their Viognier (38%) and Roussanne for this mouthwatering and mineral-laced blend. The nose is reminiscent of Gala apple, pear, slate and rain on dusty county road, which leads…

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