Roussane / Marsanne

Roussanne is a white wine grape grown originally in the Rhône wine region in France, where it is often blended with Marsanne. The grape is also planted in various wine-growing regions of the New World, particularly California, Washington state, and Australia as well as the European regions such as Tuscany and Spain. The aroma of Roussanne is often reminiscent of a flowery herbal tea. In warm climates, it produces wines of richness, with flavors of honey and pear, and a full body. In cooler climates it is more floral and more delicate, with higher acidity.