Marsanne

A variety which has spread rampantly in France's Rhone Valley and slowly migrating to the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Marsanne is the highly productive as well as aromatic component in Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage. To be appreciated this variety should be consumed young, when it contains the freshness necessary to balance out the rich aromas and high alcohol content. It is often blended with Roussanne to allow for greater aging potential and balance, and lends well to oak aging.
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  • M. Chapoutier Ermitage "L'Ermite" Blanc 2006

    Hermitage, France

    Sélections Parcellaires. Ermitage "L'Ermite" Blanc is the most individual statement in the Hermitage appellation, and the most prized for followers of M. Chapoutier's grandest of crus. Brilliant yellowish straw color. Complex aromas of vanilla, dried fruits, bitter almond with a hint of lime blossom. Very round and rich wine.

  • M. Chapoutier Ermitage "Le Meal" Blanc 2004

    Hermitage, France

    Sélection Parcellaire. From M. Chapoutier's "Le Meal" ("The Best") vineyard comes this exceptional small production wine rated 98-100 by Wine Advocate. Brilliant golden yellow with mineral notes and hints of white fleshed fruits, dried apricot, apple sauce and vanilla.

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