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Trousseau Gris grapes

by | Mar 20, 2017

Trousseau Gris is referred to a French variety of white wine grape that is nothing but a light-skinned mutation of the dark variety of the Trousseau grape which finds its origin in the eastern France.

Trousseau Gris

This grape variety was also once believed to be grown widely in the regions of California under the name of Gray Riesling.

The grapes of this white wine grape variety tend to produce the wines that are very aromatic in the nature when they are grown and developed in the cooler climates.

The grapes of this white wine grape variety are also used to provide a good structure to both the white and the red wines and this is the reason why this white wine grape variety is used as a blend in a number of wines.

When processed into varietal, the wines produced out of this white wine grape variety are considered to be very crispy as to their nature.

This white mutation of the red Trousseau grapes has been planted in the regions of California from very long.

However, the situation is different today since the same has lost its ground gradually over some other white wine grape varieties.

Today, the vines of this white wine grape variety are majorly planted among various other vines in the vineyards that are field blend along the west coast.

In these vineyards, this white wine grape variety is combined with all other different varieties and later they are processed into some flavorful wines enjoyed both by the locals as well as outsiders.

Wine grape varieties

The vines of this white wine grape variety demand a very careful and gentle handling in order to prepare them into some of the most tasteful wines of the world.

To be more specific, this white wine grape variety is mostly blended with a number of different varieties of grapes such as Viognier, Chardonnay, White Zinfandel rose and various other grapes including the grapes producing the red wines.

Apart from this, this white wine grape variety also finds its presence and existence in all kinds of sparkling wines, dessert wines as well as fortified wines.

This white wine grape variety mainly finds its existence in the famous vineyards of Sonoma in the region of the Russian River.

In this particular region, this white wine grape variety is used for the production of high-quality wines.

Apart from this, the plantation and cultivation of this white wine grape variety can also be seen in the regions of France where it is mainly found in the Alsace, Jura as well as Champagne and in the United States of America.

This white wine grape variety is known under a number of synonyms that include the names like Gris de Salces, Gray Riesling, Guindolenc, Sose Serii, Shome Seryi, Terret D’Afrique, Sals, Baratszolo, Francia Szurke and many others.

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It is considered that this white wine grape variety is a native to Jura region of Eastern France.

However, this grape variety originally hails from the Alsace-Lorraine region in the northern France located near the German border.

After that the growers began to plant this white wine grape variety in the regions of California, however, by the 1980s the same began to disappear.


The vines of this white wine grape variety do well in the hot and dry conditions and together they produce the sweet berries.

These grapes produce the best wines when they are grown and developed in the cooler climatic conditions.

The grape of this variety is considered to be a very meaty grape which doesn’t usually release its juice.

The vines of this white wine grape variety demand due care and inspection from the growers throughout their maturing period.

The wines produced out of this white wine grape variety are considered to be clean and crispy.

These wines possess bouquets of flowers as well as flavors of fresh fruits such as honeysuckle, peaches, melon, pear and various other tropical fruits.

The wines produced out of this white wine grape variety taste the best when they are bottled well.

Food pairing

All the wines produced out of this white wine grape variety taste their best when they are paired with the food items such as pasta, sandwiches and various Italian and continental dishes.


Michael Bredahl

Michael Bredahl

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