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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  • Hi:I am predominantly a huge fan of Red wines, but am interested in exploring the world of  White wines.Looking for an enjoyable sipping wine for a lazy summer afternoon. Any suggestions from the Snooth community?Thanks! Read More

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  • Rock 'N Roll Wine "Reggae Rhapsody" NV


    The perfect summer time wine at a great price point. Just a hint of sweetness, and plenty of fruit. Read More

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  • Ollieux Romanis Corbieres Classique Blanc 2008


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  • Domaine St. Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape White 2006


    Nice silky nose of delicate citrus and some floral hints. A tad bit of red grapefruit. On the palate, dried pineapple, white peach, honeysuckle and a hint of almond. It's a tad steely up front, but rounds out nicely.- Tasted at Marché Bacchus 5/29/10 Read More

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  • a good friend who knows wine better than i ever will came over for a night.  he's in the wine business and has never let me down before.  now he has...what do i do?  he has been with this winery for a while now.  i never ask for a "hook-up" on his wine connections ever i just don't think i should for some reason or another.  he graciously brough... Read More

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  • OK, tasted my first Viognier and was sort of miffed, a bit confused and finally I think I like it.I've been testing my taster and found out that I believe it is one step short of Excellent. I tasted minerals, pineapple and a citrus flavor.  The flavors were long lasting and I've become semi-hooked on a white wine, I would purchase another.  Any ... Read More

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  • Treana Proprietary White United States California Central Coast Red 2007


    A light wine which still manages to drip with the taste of honey and pineapple. Even so, this outstanding effort is not to sweet and nicely balanced with just the right acidic addition. For those who like a white Rhone-style wine this is a very good one. 93. Read More

    Wine review by KentuckyHillbilly

  • Treana Proprietary White United States California Central Coast Red 2007


    Floral and honey notes on the nose, continuing to stone fruits & honey on the palate. Read More

    Wine review by ONUMello

  • Château de Beaucastel White Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet de Beaucastel Blanc 2005


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    Wine review by chrismuller99

  • This show specifically deals with Rhone varietals produced in the USA.  ... and  the 2006 Cameo (Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier).  So far drank the Cerise and LOVED it.  Highly recommend this winery.Big Basin Vineyards 2007 Mandala Syrah.  This is my Hands Down fav Syrah!!!   Blackberry, spice, cardamon, and some pepper.  Hits you in waves, fin... Read More

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