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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  • Crozes-hermitage

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Marsanne on Snooth

  • Domaine du Bagnol Cassis Blanc 2007

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    Wine review by natboat


  • Torbreck White Blend Eden Valley Viognier/Marsanne/Roussanne 2008

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    Some spiciness and herbal qualities with stone fruit that comes out behind it, and very mild acidity. Seems a bit unbalanced and too short, but I am intrigued by the aroma. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Torbreck White Blend Eden Valley Viognier/Marsanne/Roussanne 2008

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    Spicy musty peaches and apricots. The finish is very spicy and powerful. An interesting wine, but not quite for me. Read More

    Wine review by solomania9


  • Barrel 27 High Hog White 2007

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    This is a blend of Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne and is a pleasant enough. Read More

    Wine review by kbjaco


  • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2005

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    Wine review by microcows


  • Preston Vineyards Madame Preston 2007

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    Wine review by Foxall


  • Preston Vineyards Madame Preston 2007

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    We had this the other night at a restaurant. Usually it's a struggle to finish a bottle, just the wife and me, in one sitting. Not this time. We had to walk it off before we went home, but it was worth the extra hour of babysitting time. A little floral, a little creamy, a little minerality, a little peach, a little lemon, a little unctuous f... Read More

    Wine review by Foxall


  • Tahbilk Marsanne Nagambie Lakes 2004

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    Tahbilk 2004 MARSANNE Opened 29/10/09Hard to knock this wine, I have been drinking this wine since it was $6.99 a bottle now its a little more, but it never fails to please. If you happen to stumble over an older one, buy it and be ready to be impressed: Nose: Honeyed hints of old wood, opening to a clean nose. No sign of spoilage. Colour: Mol... Read More

    Wine review by Michael at MAX


  • St. Cosme Gigondas Valbelle 2006

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    ...Looking in the glass like it was poured from an inkwell... dark, brooding and daring, this Gigondas matches in the strength of its aromas: waves of violets, herbs, blueberry, and plum followed by a smoky minerality. Then onto the palate with big, contrasting flavors of gamey meats, black pepper, tea and black cherries. All combine to create a... Read More

    Wine review by vigna uva vino


  • Anaba 'Coriol' White Sonoma Valley 2007

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    Okay ... couldn't wait to let this age more. Floral aromas but some nice honey notes. Nice acid with grapefruit, lime and leche. Developing nicely. Read More

    Wine review by HondaJohn


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