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A Venerable White Grape

Roussanne is a white grape variety that originated in the Rhône Valley of France. It is believed to have been cultivated for centuries, with some records dating back to the 16th century. Roussanne is a relatively rare grape variety, and it is often blended with other grapes, particularly Marsanne. Roussanne is a difficult grape to cultivate, as it is sensitive to disease and has a low yield. As a result, it is often grown in small quantities and is considered to be a specialty grape. It is typically grown in warm, dry climates, and is well-suited to the rocky soils of the Rhône Valley.

In terms of tasting notes, Roussanne wines are typically rich and full-bodied, with a creamy texture and a honeyed, floral aroma. On the palate, they often exhibit flavours of ripe stone fruit, such as peach, apricot, and nectarine, as well as notes of honey, spice, and toast. Roussanne wines can age well, with some vintages developing a nutty, sherry-like character over time.

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