Roussanne


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An intriguing, rare full-bodied white found mostly in Southern France where it’s blended into white blends with Grenache Blanc, Marsanne and sometimes Viognier.

Primary Flavors

  • Meyer Lemon
  • Apricot
  • Beeswax
  • Chamomile
  • Brioche

Taste Profile

Dry

Medium Body

None Tannins

Medium Acidity

13.5–15% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    45–55°F / 7-12°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Aroma Collector

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    5–10 Years

Food Pairing

Producers of Roussanne in the US produce richer oak-aged wines that are reminiscent of Chardonnay. For this style, opt for buttery meats like lobster, crab, foie gras, and pâté.

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About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly