(made from 95% marsanne and 5% roussanne): Light, bright gold. Pit and citrus fruits on the highly perfumed nose and in the mouth. Rich but vibrant and focused, with a bright core of minerality and slow-building spiciness. Closes with excellent clarity and length, leaving a gingery note behind.
Along with Bordeaux and Burgundy, Rhone Valley wines are some of the world's greatest red wines. But keep in mind that the Rhone Valley is really two distinct regions. The Northern Rhone produces powerful, aromatically complex ... Read More »
Marsanne, the most widely planted white grape of the northern Rhone Valley, has a long history-- not in single varietal bottlings, but rather as a blending grape. In Hermitage, Marsanne is blended with Roussane to produce the white wine of the appellation; in our opinion, white Hermitage is one of the most overlooked great wines of the world. Incidentally, along with Roussane, up to... Read More »
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