Marsanne (white)

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[Grape Variety]

The most widely planted white variety in Italy, quantity does not however bring quality in its wake.

Image © Christophe Grilhé, provided by Inter Rhône

This is a quintessential northern Rhône grape variety with a faintly nutty character usually blended with the zippier Roussanne to make the dry whites of Crozes Hermitage, St.Joseph, Côtes du Rhône and at its best, the rare white Hermitage.

It is becoming increasingly popular in the south of France as a blender and it's long been grown in Australia's Goulburn Valley. With the popularity of Rhône varieties in California, it's being tried out with some success here too.

What does it taste like?marzipan-like and nutty
opulently rich, honeysuckle aromas

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