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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  • QUOTEI'm not sure your statement about most French wine regions are ... ... Saint Peray may only grow Marsanne and Roussanne.Outside of Rhone, you have others. In Beaujolais for example, Gamay is the only red grape allowed in Morgon (And probably some other Beaujolais cru as well). Morgon is allowed to grow about 3 or 4 whites though (Chardonn... Read More

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  • Hi all,Just want to introduce myself. I have recently started taking an interest in wine and have come to the point where I want to start learning more about it. At this point I can identify which lines I like, and which I don’t, but I really hope to be able to take it a step further and understand what makes it so that I like certain wines and ... Read More

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  • Yann Chave Crozes Hermitage 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • OK, Outthere is showing off, again.  The rest of us do not get a shot at ... be stocking up on the Prado Marsanne/Roussanne blend.  Mrs. EMark is all over that one.Completely drifting from the thread, it appears there is some sort of major crime incident in Diamond Bar.  A Sheriff's helicopter has been circling outside my window about a half-m... Read More

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  • M. Chapoutier St. Joseph Deschants 2006

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    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website ... to 10% of the white grapes marsanne and rousanne have been allowed in a blend ].Saint-Joseph is not considered as prestigious as Hermitage or Cote-Rotie but usually offers better value for money.M.Chapoutier is a well known vineyard owner/negociant business based in the Rhone valley but ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Church and State Wines Trebella 2013

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    Again, with these white Rhone-style whites from British Columbia Canada, there is intriguing Camomile Tea and peach with hints of pear, kiwi and other soft fruit. Good viscosity (mouth feel) with peach and some almond-like bitterness on the finish. Lacking only a bit of purity. Excellent value. 89 points Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Saint Peray Grain de Silex Guy Farge 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Chelsea ... made from roussannne and marsanne grapes.80% of production is sparkling but my bottle is a still wine. Domaine Guy Farge consists of 17 hectares spread over the Cornas,Saint-Joseph and Saint-Peray appellations and this bottle consists of 90% roussanne and 10% marsanne.I started it... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Okay, I'm providing wine for my family (or I hope so, or I won't have ... Albarino?  Or a Tahbilk Marsanne, one of my few go-to Aussie wines?  Or a Fiano or Falanghina from Italy, which can regularly come in for $15?  (Reading DMcker's advice after first draft--great minds think alike.) Liveli makes a good Fiano that is pretty widely available... Read More

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  • Hello fellow wine lovers! I am new to the snooth community, but am finding this platform to be a great place to research wines, as well as read helpful reviews. As an avid wine drinker, I am always interested in hearing other people's wine reviews, and I was wondering if some would help me with my search.  This year, my wife and I are hosting th... Read More

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  • Hi everyone, after another long bout of absence, back posting a couple of ... Roussanne Marsanne Viognier 2013$30. I was not expecting this, a Rhone blend produced in the Yarra? The warm and dry conditions of the 2013 vintage probably aided the ripening of these varietals too. Each variety was grafted in 2006 to rootstocks which are between 15 ... Read More

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