The wines of Rosette are probably the most obscure in the Southwest France region. They are sweet whites that can be languid, and can be well-made. The appellation is very small and lacks prestige, so few producers opt to use it.
The Rosette appellation dates from 1946.
Climate and Viticulture
The soils of these vineyards are usually clay interspersed with deposits of iron, and the climate is Mediterranean.
The wine producers of Rosette are required to make their wines from the classic Sauternes grapes: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle. These wines must be sweet, and must have at least 11% alcohol.
There seem to be almost no producers that currently use this appellation.