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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  • Well, the 2016 mailing list season started today for me--Halcon.So, following ... ... for 2 X 2014 Prado Marsanne/Roussanne Blend1 X 2014 Wentzel Pinot Noir3 X 2014 Alturas SyrahI was really pleased to see that the Prado was still offered.  For some reason or other I thought that I'd read that Halcon was not going to do that anymore.  Mrs. EM... Read More

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  • We tipped when the tasting room person went out of their way or did more than ... ... The Rhones (including Marsanne, Roussanne Syrah, and Viognier), were also my standouts on my past visits, and I was not impressed with the Pinot for the most part.  Many of the single varietal Viogniers were too big and flabby, IMO.  But when blended, there ... Read More

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  • Sitting at the kitchen table after a long day of travel and sorting through my ... my ... as well as the white Marsanne and Roussanne grapes. They also threw in a Chardonnay, an excellent Albarino and a very tasty Tempranillo. I think this was the QPR score of the trip when we walked away with a 2008 Marsanne for just $20.  Next up was a tast... Read More

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  • Had a great first full day here in south central California. Started off with a very good breakfast at the ForFriends B&B in Santa Ynez. Too early for any of the tasting rooms to be open so we headed down to Jalama beach for some salt air and scenery. Beautiful beach with some interesting campsites and about a half dozen surfers enjoying some mo... Read More

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  • Maybe a tad darker DM but there was always curtains over the window before. Now ... ... 15 White Blend Roussanne Marsanne a few years back that I snagged from LastBottle for like $12per and they were really enjoyable.&nbs Read More

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  • Gabriel Meffre Cotes du Rhone "Saint Vincent" 2014


    The 2014 edition of "Saint Vincent" is delicious - much like the previous 2 editions - and affordable by almost everyone. The elegant, pear, tisane and gooseberry flavours are clean, pure and without edge - surprising at this price point. Though intended for immediate consumption, due to the Roussane component could last 2 more years in bottle... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Went to Murphys, CA today for lunch, and ended up with a few bottles of ... ... Calaveras Blanc  (42% Marsanne, 32% Viognier, 23% Roussanne, and 3% Grenache Blanc).  Thought of you, Vin0Vin0 when tasting this:-)But it's COLD here, and I need some red to warm the hands.  So I opened the 2014 Grenache.  There's something about the Grenache comin... Read More

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  • Abbotts & Delaunay Languedoc Reserve 2013


    This Languedoc white leans on the aromatic varietal Vermentino for backbone and ... and ... with Roussanne and Marsanne along with greater viscosity and mouth-feel than Vermentino alone can provide. Quite thirst-quenching and soft. Also good value. 86 point Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Chateau Saint Roch Vieilles Vignes 2013


    Really nice Cotes Du Roussillon blend of grenache blanc and marsanne. The nose has ripe apricot, a bit of flint and some yeast. On the tongue is fig, golden delicious apple, a touch of salinity, nice acidity and a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Church and State Wines Trebella 2014


    The 2014 vintage Trebella won triple platinum in its home land and justly so... ... ... Roussanne, Viognier and Marsanne with typical Tisane (Herb tea) floral notes on the nose in addition to cake spice. Entry is warm (14% alcohol) and peach-like with a zesty, spicy and medium finish. More dense and less thirst-quenching than 2013, but excel... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

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