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.
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      We’ve just received this Press Release about Alta Colina Vineyard and Winery and think it’s pretty exciting news so we’re sharing it with you! Be sure to check out Alta Colina’s new digs and let us know what you think…opening later this month! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alta Colina Opens New Winery and Tasting Room After more than a decade of dreaming, Tillman family creates eco-friendly home.

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  • Thoughts and Tips for Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

    … was also an award-winning wine. So, we’ll have two Texas wines: a Roussanne, and a Sparkling White. After Thanksgiving, I’ll let you all know how it all worked out. Meanwhile—what are you thinking will be your Thanksgiving wine? Remember there are many fabulous Texas wines out there that will do your feast proud. Meanwhile, why don’t you visit our Texas Wine Lover Facebook page and tell us what you are planning. We’d love to hear what you have in mind! …

    Rebecca Marmaduke/ Texas Wine Loverin Riesling- 4 readers -
  • 2011 Lillian Roussanne The name of this wine is on the back of...

    … 2011 Lillian Roussanne The name of this wine is on the back of the label! Hehe. This is some fabulous stuff. White and yellow flowers, pear flesh, and apple skin on the nose. Apricots, dessert peaches, pears, and the white and yellow flower bouquet on the palate. Like a baby Sine Qua Non - not surprising, given that awesome Lillian winemaker Maggie Harrison trained there!! 4/5 bones $$$$$ Roussanne 13.4% abv Los Olivos, California, USA …

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  • J. Lohr: 40 Years On The Rhone

    … are further amped by ripe apricot and custard. It has 6% Roussanne and 1% Grenache Blanc for depth. It would be awesome with curry or any spicy Indian food. 2013 Gesture RVG, White Blend, $30 Ah, the nose on this one is like a tropical summer garden, overflowing jasmine, lotus blossom, groves of blooming orange trees and a touch of gardenia. It’s indeed…

    Wine Oh TVin Pinot Noir Syrah- 4 readers -
  • Crisper Whites for Crisper Weather

    …, while Marsanne brings a little more maturity and elegance to the blend. When blended together a full-bodied white wine is established with flavors of honey, nuts, pear, honeysuckle, melon followed by a slight minerality. This blend is often rich and round, making this blend a great alternative a Chardonnay. Sparkling Wine As with many times of year…

    Charlotte Chipperfield/ The Wine Key's Blog- 1 readers -
  • 2012 Betwixt White Wine

    …Tim Telli came from Brooklyn to SF, landing at Vintage Wines in Mill Valley prior to working for AP Vin, August West and ROAR before starting this project... along with a Grenache and Pinot in the portfolio, this wine offers a 50/50 mix of Marsanne and Roussanne from Saralee's Vineyard and Sonoma... and its appealing and pleasurable, with a mix…

    Andrew Wells/ Wells On Wine- 2 readers -
  • Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    … Published by Simon The blend is 50% Chardonnay, 28% Viognier, 21% Chenin & 1% Roussanne (think 1% won’t make a difference? Try over- or under-salting your food…) Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa (£11-£12 The Bottle Shop, SH Jones, SA Wines Online, Halifax Wine, Vinology, JL Leisure) Starts off in rounded…

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  • From Glory to Maybe: Is Hermitage Still Relevant?

    …. The best whites are predominantly Marsanne, with a smaller percentage of Roussanne. Chave, for instance, uses 85% Marsanne and 15% Roussanne, the latter of which he says adds complexity to the final blend while not capable of itself producing greatness. The claim for these wines is that they are massive and powerful in youth but completely dumb…

    Just Grapesin Syrah- 1 readers -
  • 2008 Sanguis The Ballad Of John Henry

    …This flamethrower weighs in close to 17% ABV, but the curious aspect is the wines' freshness and vibrancy... as always, its made by Matthias Peppig and this blend is 43% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Viognier and 2% Roussanne, from Bien Nacido, Los Tres Burros, Watch Hill, Stolpman and Refugio Ranch. The cork on my bottle wilted…

    Andrew Wells/ Wells On Winein Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah- 1 readers -
  • Blenheim Vineyards

    … During our most recent visit to Charlottesville we stopped at Blenheim Vineyards to both pick up club wines and to taste what was new on the menu. Of the white wines we tasted we really enjoyed the 2013 Viognier. We noted apple, pear, tropical fruit, minerality, and a full mouth feel. Warren also enjoyed the 2013 Roussanne. I’m not a big fan…

    Virginia Wine Timein Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • CASTAGNA'S 2014 RELEASE: 12 AND 13

    …. If you forgot to pluck her, give up at this point. Put a bottle of this Harlequin in a decanter for a day, then put the decanter in an ice bucket for fifteen minutes before serving. Let it warm in the glass and it's suddenly a 90-pointer plus. If this combination results in any children, you could name them after the varieties mixed herein: Roussanne…

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  • Seth Martin of Perissos Vineyard and Winery Winemaker Profile

    …? Hmm, having five young kids along with a vineyard and winery, we have exceedingly busy lifestyles. That translates to not having sophisticated wine and food dinners on a regular basis. We eat a lot of casual meals. That being said, I love Roussanne paired with fish tacos, Racker’s Blend paired with a tender steak, and a nice beef stew complemented…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Loverin Syrah- 4 readers -
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