Roussanne is a warm climate varietal widely planted in France’s Rhone Valley and known for its minerality and bracing acidity. Requiring a long, warm growing season to reach optimal ripeness, Roussanne can result in thin and tart when it is not fully ripe. When sufficient ripeness is attained, Roussanne can be a refined and complex, age-worthy wine balancing fruit and mineral flavors.

Similar to Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, Roussanne is often blended with Marsanne to add complexity and depth.

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