Marsanne loves the sun
Marsanne appeared in the 12th century in the Drôme in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It loves the sun and heat, ingredients necessary for its good development. This white grape variety is distinguished by its red and golden colour. Its grapes are quite large and provide juicy berries. This grape variety is present in the Rhône Valley, in Provence, Languedoc-Roussillon and in Savoie.
Power and roundness
Marsanne is rich in taste. It evokes different flavors. It develops almond aromas in all its forms but also the smell of jasmine, beeswax. Marsanne is known for its generosity. Very floral, this grape gives life to soft wines, but with character. This variety brings power and roundness to a wine. Its aroma tends to increase over the years and gives a slight nutty taste when the wine ages.
Fruits: green almond, peach, apricot, apple, orange, dried fruit
Flowers: jasmine, acacia
Bonus: walnut/hazelnut, truffle, almond paste, beeswax/honey
It complements harmoniously other grape varieties, often the Roussane. These two grape varieties complement each other perfectly: together they give wines with little acidity, with aromas of yellow fruits, white fruits, flowers with honey and liquorice notes. This is the case, for example, of the appellations Crozes-Hermitage, Saint-Joseph, Côtes-du-Rhône, Costières-de-Nîmes, etc.