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
    • Bonny Doon Vineyard 2009 and 2013 Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé Wines

      Bonny Doon Vineyard 2009 Vin Gris De Cigare Rosé, $11.89-$15.99, 91 points, was a light salmon color with an orange cast. Elusive floral and citrus notes on the nose were pleasant. A creamy near medium body carried good acidity with flavors of hibiscus and strawberry. Finished very long on gentle orange pekoe, cool key lime, and easy ginger notes with a well integrated 13.4% alcohol.

      Dennis Tsiorbas/ New Hampshire Wine-man- 60 readers -
    • Postcard From Mendoza

      It seems fitting that my first trip south of the Equator should be to Mendoza. Argentina’s most famous wine region is justly renowned for its Malbec, of which I have had many refined examples. But Mendoza isn’t just Malbec. In my two days of wine tasting, I’ve already had all sorts of unexpected varietals, including a Roussanne and a la ...

      Odd Bacchus- 5 readers -
  • Cliffs Wine Picks – Dec 29, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

    … The Avenger is my favorite wine from the Paso Robles based Villa Creek. This is generally a full bodied, big boned, and brawny Rhone Ranger blend. This vintage is a blend of 70% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 15% Grenache from the Booker Vineyard in Paso Robles. I have been and probably will always be a big fan of this winery. This is the last winery that I…

    Cliff's Wine Picks- 5 readers -
  • Top of the Hill Country Wine Trail tour – Part 1

    … the Bridal Series of wines, currently Bridal Veil, Bridal Blush, and Bridal Bliss, and it was time to represent the men and be called Tuxedo Red. Mike explained that Wedding Oak’s current philosophy is to release wines young and let the consumer age them. This lets them sell the wines at a lower cost instead of having the wines age at the winery…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Loverin Syrah- 4 readers -
  • The Aussies are Coming! …and they are bringing wine.

    … 2011 from Italy is made with 100% Trebbiano di Lugana grapes. Fermented than aged in oak barriques. This wine has a tasty fruit and finesse. Montes Purple Angel 2012 Montes, one of Chile’s modern wine pioneers, produces a premium Carmenere, Montes Purple Angel, for the world to enjoy. Carmenere is a signature grape for Chile that was long…

    MyWinePalin Pinot Noir Syrah Riesling Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Wine review: J Lohr Gesture RVG Paso Robles

    … but that’s because it wasn’t until a few years later that they started down that road. A nice journey it has been. I lean more towards their Rhône whites — Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier — than their reds. The Syrahs are over-oaked for my palate but some people love that. The J Lohr Gesture is a lovely, lively blend of Roussanne (48%), Grenache Blanc…

    Taylor Eason/ Wine, Food and Recipes- 5 readers -
  • The Wines of Northern Rhone

    … If you like the Syrah, welcome to it's birthplace, the Northern Rhone region of France. There are 5 main areas that produce Syrah each with it's own characteristics defining them. Cote Rote - Northern most region. Produces only red wines. Growers can ferment the Syrah with Viognier. Soil consists of shist, limestone which produce elegant…

    Debbie Gioquindo/ Hudson Valley Wine Goddessin Syrah- 4 readers -
  • Jackal Bird A Bright South African Star

    … and had it again on the weekend. The combination of the mouth-watering gumbo and the lush, complex wine made for a special meal. The wine also would go well with many other seafood dishes, a rich chicken in cream sauce dish, grilled pork and hearty cheeses. …

    Dennis Sodomka/ 2 readers -
  • 2013 Terre de Lumière Viognier, Celliers Jean d’Alibert, Pays d’Oc, France

    …, not those who favour more controlled climates – Marsanne, Roussanne, Picpoul, Clairette and, of course, Viognier are the stars. Celliers Jean d’Alibert is one of the oldest established wineries, in the ancient Minervois region, in the heart of the South. Here they grow a wide range of grape varieties but Viognier is their standout star. With heavenly…

    Matthew Jukes- 10 readers -
  • Wine of the Day January 6, 2015

    … this wine has loads of flavor and character. The nose is fresh with citrus, spice, wet stones and tropical leading to a zesty palate of lemon/lime, green apple, peach, bitter apricot, salty chalk, white melon and tangy herb/peppery spice. The wine is refreshing and light/medium in weight, but gains density with air and is really lovely… 3 readers -
  • Jan 5, Geelong Wine Region

    … is easily done. While the region can be visited as a day trip from Melbourne there are plenty of accommodation and fine dining options that could induce you to stay for an extra day or two. Wineries in the Geelong Region with Alternative Varieties Amietta Vineyard Carmenere, Lagrein | Austin's Wines Pinot gris, Viognier | Baie Wines Pinot gris | Banks Road…

    Vinodiversityin Cabernet Franc- 3 readers -
  • Some Wines You Might Want to Try in 2015

    … it a try. Grenache Widely planted in Spain and the Rhone region of France Grenache is just starting to make a name in California. It's fruity, soft, and easy drinking--what I'd call kind of a "pinot noir lite" being light in both flavors and prices. Grenache and Grenache blends make nice summer wines. For winter fare think of port roasts and stews…

    Bob Hunnicutt/ Bob on Sonomain Syrah- 3 readers -
  • Grapevine and Red River Road Trip

    … was Sloan & Williams Winery. The winery had opened in July and was already impressing wine lovers. Tastings are done per taste and we opted to taste the wines which we were told were from Texas. I’m not quite positive on the Roussanne though as the website says it is from California grapes. It was time for lunch though and Sloan & Williams…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 3 readers -
  • Top Wines of 2014 – Second Dozen

    …, blend of Pinot Noir, Cornalin, Humagne Rouge, Syrah) – delicious old world wine – bright fruit and the wine cellar aromatics. Outstanding. Wish it would be available in US… 20. 2011 Navaherreros Blanco de Bernabeleva Vinos de Madrid DO ($14.99, 50% Roussanne, Albillo, Macabeo) – big, plump and balanced – ripe white fruit in the firm package…

    Talk-A-Vinoin Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Sloan & Williams Winery

    …, but surprisingly only one wine on the tasting menu said it was from Texas with the statement “Texas pride!” If two others were from Texas grapes, I would have thought the same statement would have been on those too. These are the wines available at the time of our visit: 2012 Chardonnay – Lodi 2013 Roussanne – Texas 2013 Serenity (65% Chenin…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 8 readers -
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