Roussanne is a white wine grape from the Rhône region in France.
Roussanne is a late ripening grape that produces powerful white wines with flavors of fresh fruit, flowers, herbs, and spices:
Citrus. Nectarine. Apricots.
Fruit. Pear. Peach.
Perfume. Flowers. Herbs. Tea. (Herbal Tea).
Spices. Pepper. Roastet Nuts.
Roussanne is very food friendly. It pairs well with rich seafood, creamy sauces, and spicy flavors:
Crab. Lobster. Cod.
Bouillabaisse. Pate. Creamy Sauces.
Roasted Chicken. Pork. Veal.
Asian Cuisine. Spicy flavors.
Chinese Dishes. Sesame. Almons.
Soft and Hard Cheese.
Oaked 10-12°C (50-54°F)
In the Rhône valley, Roussanne is often blended with Marsanne.
By blending, the grape helps produce rich, deep colored wines with flavors of Pears, Peaches, Melon, Spice, Flowers, and even Roasted Nuts.
Roussanne and Marsanne are the only white grape varieties allowed in the northern Rhône appellations.
Oak aged Marsanne and Roussanne wines are both rich, full bodied and powerful.