Marsanne

 

Common synonyms: Avilleran, Champagne Piacentina, Ermitage, Grosse Roussette, Hermitage, Johannisberg, Marsan Belyi, Marsanne Blanche, Metternich, Rhin, Rousseau, Roussette de Sainte-Peray, Roussette Grosse, Seme du Rhin, White Hermitage, Zrmitazh

Parentage of the grape: Unknown

History of the grape: Marsanne is native to the northern Rhone valley in France. There, it was the traditional blending partner of Roussanne, but has slowly been taking over because of its greater reliability. It is becoming the primary variety in appellations such as St-Joseph, St-Peray, and Crozes-Hermitage. The role of Roussanne had been to bring acidity to the blend, since Marsanne can be flabby, but when grown in the right place, picked at the right time, and not overcropped, Marsanne can produce balanced wines. This variety also produces excellent wines in Switzerland and in nearby Savoie, where it is known as Grosse Roussette. Marsanne is used in blends throughout the Languedoc, but is not one of the varieties Read more »

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  • Hermitage

      The Northern Rhone’s most important appellation, Hermitage is a south-facing slope overloo...

  • Napa

      There is some debate over how this famous wine region got its name. Spanish settlers named...

  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • Sonoma County

      Wine-making in Sonoma, California began in 1812 when Russian colonists planted grapes at F...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

  • Switzerland

    Switzerland is a country of rugged mountains and lakes in Western Europe, with its people shari...

  • Australia

    The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European se...

  • Crozes-hermitage

      Crozes-Hermitage is the Northern Rhone’s largest appellation, both in terms of acreage and...

  • St. Joseph

    St-Joseph St-Joseph is an appellation in the Northern Rhone. The red wines for which it is...

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  • Cave Vineyard

    After Marty and Mary Jo Strussion purchased the property, they soon decided that it would be the ...

  • Ferraton Père & Fils

    Ferraton Père et Fils is a winery/negociant in the north of the Côtes du Rhône. Their wines are...

  • M. Chapoutier

    The name CHAPOUTIER is present in the Rhône Valley since 1808. In 1879, the distant ancestor Poly...

  • Beaucanon Estate

    Situated in beautiful Napa Valley, on the historic Longwood Ranch, Beaucanon Estate reflects the ...

  • Jade Mountain

    History Since 1988, Jade Mountain has been a pioneer in the production of age-worthy Rhône-style ...

  • Don Sebastiani & Sons

      To Don Sebastiani and Sons, family is clearly an important aspect of winemaking. While ...

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  • Cline Cellars White Rhone Blend Carneros Marsanne Roussanne 2011

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    Wine review by napagirl68


  • OK, we are 7 days away! Location is Forestville CA. in the middle of the RRV. I am about 12 minutes from Charles Shulz Sonoma County Airport (STS). You can fly direct to STS from SEA, PDX , SAN and LAX for a price or Airport Express runs busses from SFO and OAK to STS. The bus runs every hour on the 1/2 hour from OAK and SFO. The ride to STS is ... Read More

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  • Philippe Borlais Tete du Rhone Cotes du Rhone 2010

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    Very nice southern Rhone white blend of Rousanne, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc and Viognier. Ripe peach, some floral notes, medium acidity and a decent finish make for a good mid-week break for the usual white wine suspects. This is not overly complex but nicely balanced and easy to enjoy. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Domaine Lafage Cote d'Est Blanc 2011

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    Wine review by Austinista


  • Ed/Dave, the Syrahs that Foxall mentioned are, pretty much, hit or miss on ... ... ... "Prado" 50/50 Marsanne/Roussanne blend and their Viognier.  I anticipate that their next "Alturas" Syrah release will be in the fall.Ed, I had a bottle of that Turley/Hayne PS in my hands at a store a couple months ago, and I really wanted to buy it.  Howev... Read More

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  • Hi all!Hoping to wade into interesting wine talk (and food talk).  Me, I've been seriously enjoying and exploring wine for just over 20 years. On the red side, right now I'm partial to wines from Spain and the Rhone valley, but other loves are Oregon pinots, really good Italian wines (yes, it's endless, but that's the fun), and wanting to try mu... Read More

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  • JenniferT-Forgot to mention... you said Marsanne... cork taint is somewhat less obvious in white wines, IMO.  I have tasted only 2 so far.  The olfactory note was less than noticed in reds, but the off-taste was the first clue.  Then, upon sniffing to investigate, the faint odor of TCA was there. Interesting....  I'm sure there is some chemistry... Read More

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  • Somehow I already knew about Mike+Randy Dunn....I hope the Rhys experience ... ... ... Saint - Peray 2011. 100% Marsanne. Saint-Peray is an AOC in N. Rhone.At least it's a learning experience. But I'm disappointed.&nbs Read More

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  • Hermitage Blanc Chante Alouette Chapoutier 2011

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    Wine review by peckiot


  • John Duval Plexus Blanc 2012

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    A great balance of flavours including cherry and spice. A very nice wine. Read More

    Wine review by BradoP


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