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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  • Twisted Tree Vineyards White Rhone Blend Marsanne Roussanne 2009

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    Wine review by oanababy


  • Chapoutier Ermitage le Meal Blanc 2003

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    Wine review by landweber


  • Hello All!I'm putting a menu together for a wine pairing and wonder if anyone can recommend a white in the $25 range that pairs well with mushrooms stuffed with foie gras, they will be served alongside a carmelized onion bread pudding, so I guess I need a pretty significant white to stand up to that.  I would even consider a red if there is a be... Read More

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  • Domaine du Bagnol Cassis Blanc 2007

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    Wine review by mhnguye2


  • Hey all. I'm a wine reviewer, and I just launched an article on some pretty great Rhone blends from Calcareous Vineyards, out of Paso Robles. Plus, I'm going to be attending a Rhone Rangers tasting in a couple of days, so I've got the region on my mind. What are some of your favorite Rhone grapes, regions (New or Old World), and producers? This ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Calling All Rhone People....


  • Lionheart Wines White Rhone Blend Russian River Valley Saralee's Vineyard 2007

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    Excellent California white rhone, made in a rhone style with a touch of ... to ... to dry. 13.5% abv. 66% marsanne, 33% rousanne, 1% viognier. Deliciou Read More

    Wine review by dynowine


  • Fanucchi Vineyards Russian River Valley Trousseau Gris 2006

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    Outstanding! While this wine has the refreshing character of a crisp clean ... ... beautiful Aromatics like a Marsanne or Vioginer, it has a good touch of spice. It's clean character makes great with or with out food and it's great for barbecue parties and dinner anytim Read More

    Wine review by Archangelo G


  • Twisted Tree Vineyards White Rhone Blend Marsanne Roussanne 2009

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    This Lake Osoyoos white has a nose of stewed fruit such as apricots, peaches, mango and guava together in a kind of harmonic presence. Upon entry, there is the slightly oily viscosity lovers of these grapes (especially Roussanne) know well; there is more stone fruit and that mystifying yet enticing orange Pekoe tea on the palate. This wine is ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Help!  I'm having a BBQ/wedding reception towards the end of this month and have hit a huge snag!  My wine shop just informed me that the wine we wanted (Chateau Bonnet 2008 Entres deux Mers) is completely sold out and they don't know when they'll be getting more in!  I'm kind of freaking out because we have about three weeks until the party... ... Read More

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  • Clos d'Albizzi 2008

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    it has some rosé flavorsvery nice stucture Read More

    Wine review by Olivier


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