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Full and silky in body but also charmingly crisp, Roussanne makes a stellar blending grape. Native to the Rhône Valley of France, and still predominantly grown there, it is responsible for some of the finest Northern Rhône white wines. Roussanne adds richness and acidity to Marsanne’s soft, fruitiness, making the age-worthy and highly respected whites from the appellations of Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage and St.-Joseph. It has also earned approval as one of the white varieties for Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Tasting Notes for Roussanne

Roussanne is a dry, white wine. Persistent aromas of exotic herbal tea, a full body nearly as complex as a red wine, and distinct apricot and honey flavors make Roussanne unique. With age, these wines gain a more oily or glycerin texture.

Perfect Food Pairings for Roussanne

Richer fish dishes such as salmon, lobster, crab or grilled shrimp work well with Roussanne and its blends. A meal of roast chicken with herbs and winter vegetables is also delicious. Stuffed butternut squash, vegetarian curry and baked brie with apricots are other ideas to pair with Roussanne based wines.

Sommelier Secrets for Roussanne

Roussanne takes its name from the French word, roux, meaning rouge or red because of the berry's pink glow. In California, virtually all of the 339 acres of Roussanne come from true clones brought over by Tablas Creek and John Alban.

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  • Stolpman Vineyards Roussanne 2017 Front Label
    Stolpman Vineyards Roussanne 2017
    Roussanne from Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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  • Qupe Bien Nacido Vineyard Hillside Roussanne 2016  Front Label
    Qupe Bien Nacido Vineyard Hillside Roussanne 2016
    Roussanne from Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California
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  • Black Sheep Finds Holus Bolus Blanc 2018  Front Label
    Black Sheep Finds Holus Bolus Blanc 2018
    Roussanne from Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California
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    • Andre & Michel Quenard Chignin-Bergeron Les Terrasses 2019  Front Label
      Andre & Michel Quenard Chignin-Bergeron Les Terrasses 2019
      Roussanne from Savoie, France
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      • Cass Winery Roussanne 2019  Front Label
        Cass Winery Roussanne 2019
        Roussanne from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
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          • Site Stolpman Vineyard Roussanne 2018  Front Label
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            Roussanne from Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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