Les vins des coteaux alpins \ Grape varieties
As Marsanne, Roussanne is a native of the Montelimar area in the department of Drôme. It is also found for a long time in the region of Tain l'Hermitage (Drôme) and Saint-Péray (Ardèche). Not to be confused with Var rosé or Var Roussanne, with rose colored berries and is almost no longer multiplied. In Savoy, it takes the name of Bergeron (Chignin).
Roussanne is a noble grape producing wines of high quality, fine, straw-colored, powerful, often with good acidity, a remarkable bouquet and aging very well.
It is part of the vine appellations Hermitage, Vins de Savoie, Crozes-Hermitage, Saint-Péray, Saint-Joseph, Côtes du Rhône, Châteauneuf du Pape, Corbières,...
In combination with other white varieties, Roussanne gives an aromatic supplement and elegance that the latter would not have without it.
Aromas of apricot, hawthorn, green coffee, honeysuckle, honey, discreet narcissus, iris root, ...