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Roussette

The white grape variety (also Roussaou) comes from France, It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological Similarities not with the variety Bourboulenc (Roussaou) be confused. According to done in 2013 DNA analysis it is a presumably natural cross between Chanronge x Gouais blanc, However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). The variety has no meaning, in 2010, no stock was reported (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

But there are also many other French grape varieties with the name Roussette. Etymologically, the name may derive from "rousse" (reddish brown, fuchsy), which could refer to the color of the berries or shoots. With one exception, they are white varieties:

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