About Roussanne White Wine

About Roussanne White Wine
Roussanne is white grape from France's Rhone Valley; it is used in the production of such white blends as Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Crozes-Hermitage Blanc and St-Joseph Blanc and sometimes even in red Rhone wines (it is permitted in small percentages) such as Hermitage and Cotes-du-Rhone.

Top Picks for Roussanne

Biltmore Estate 2018 Limited Release Roussanne
88 points
$19
Yellow straw color. Aromas of apricot pie, sweet cream, and sweet zucchini bread with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, crisp lemon tea and whipped cream finish with soft, silky tannins and moderate oak flavor. A plush and welcoming Roussanne that glides across the palate.
Maryhill 2017 Proprietors Reserve McKinley Springs Vineyard Roussanne
88 points
$22
Yellow straw color. Aromas of wafer creme cookies, graham cracker crust, and creme brulee with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, medium-length nuts in caramel, butter-poached pears, and dried mango finish with moderate oak flavor. A silky-smooth and toasty roussanne.