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  • n. A white wine grape grown originally in the Rhône wine region of France.

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Examples

  • This wine, which features a fair amount of Roussanne, is rich, medium-bodied and beautifully balanced.

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  • In fact, some winemakers believe that Roussanne is the grape that should always be dominant in the blend.

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  • And the wine is mostly used in white blends, where it can be paired with Rhône varieties such as Roussanne and Marsanne.

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  • This Roussanne-dominant wine might be mistaken for a great Chablis thanks to its firm acidity and clean, almost crystalline character, though its exotic aromas of honeysuckle and flowers are pure Ch â teauneuf-du-Pape Blanc.

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  • Made in minute quantities out of old Roussanne vines, it is probably the most expensive white wine of the region, at $175.

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  • Made from 100% old-vine Roussanne, it's rich and weighty but not ponderous — and its exotic aromas of flowers, fruits and spice simply billow from the glass.

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  • For example, some winemakers might employ more Clairette for its bright acidity, while others may be big on Grenache Blanc for its power and lushness, while some, such as Ch â teau de Beaucastel, emphasize Roussanne because it has more of everything — body, structure and brilliant aromas.

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  • The greatest white wine of the appellation (to most, including myself), Ch â teau de Beaucastel Ch â teauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Vieilles Vignes, is 100% Roussanne.

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  • This 100% Roussanne is an aromatic white wine, with floral, tropical and honey notes.

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  • I've been buying up the Hillgate 2010 Roussanne from Lake County, CA.

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