Definition - What does Rosette mean?

The Rosette grape, also called the Seibel 1000, is a hybrid variety made by Albert Seibel who crossed Vitis vinifera with Jaeger 70. It is used to produce rosé wine.

Rosette is also an appellation located in Bergerac in Southwest France. The AOC-ranked region is known for making sweet white wines.

WineFrog explains Rosette

The Grape

The Rosette grape produces a light red wine with a light body. This wine should be consumed while it is young.

The Siebel 1000 (Rosette), is one of the thousands of grapes which were bred by the physician Albert Siebel to create hybrids of European grapes with American grapes that were more disease-resistant. Today, his grapes can be found for mass production for making table wine in New Zealand, England and Canada.

The Appellation

The Rosette appellation is not well-known outside of the local Dordogne region, however, they are known for producing quality wines from blends of Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle and/or Semillon. The local terroir is a result of the erosion of the Massif Central, and the soil is made up mainly of gravel, sand and impermeable clay. The water, which is held in the clay, cools the ground to create a cooler microclimate, resulting in a delay of bud break. This cooler climate is ideal for the delicate varieties cultivated here.

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