Marsanne, the main grape of White Hermitage,
produces aromatic wines with a honeyed
nuttiness, capable of long aging. The cool
growing area gives the wine an excellent
acidity that balances well with the fruit aromas
and sweet vanilla flavors from 7 months in
French oak. Aged sur lies for 7 months the
wine has a rich mouthfeel with delicious fruit
flavors. The wine has been bottle matured for 2
years and has a lingering finish.
White grape of the Northern Rhône and primary constituent of white Crozes-Hermitage and St.Joseph it is also a permitted blend for red Hermitage. It produces wines high in extract and alcohol with pronounced floral and almond characteristics. Often blended with the more refined Roussanne for a touch of elegance. Seen as a varietal in the Victoria region of Australia, notably Chateau Tahbilk.