Roussanne

Roussanne is a white wine grape variety grown originally in the Rhone region of France. Other names of Roussanne are Barbin, Rebelot, Bergeron, Greffou, and Picotin Blanc. Today, Roussanne is an important component in the wines of Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage, and Saint-Joseph. It can also be found in the white wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and in some white wines from the Cotes du Rhone AOC. There are plantings of Roussanne in a few other French regions besides Rhone, as well as in Italy, Australia, California and some experimental plantings can be found in Washington State.