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Dry Creek Marsanne

Dry Creek Marsanne Wine Details
Price: $16.99 per bottle

Description: The Marsanne grape originates from the Hermitage appellation of the Northern RhÔne Valley of France, known for producing majestic white wines. In the Dry Creek Valley, Marsanne has found the perfect new terroir, producing wines with the same characteristics yet even more flamboyant and exotic. The floral bouquet is intertwined with hazelnut and stony peach-like aromas with hints of orange blossom and tangerine. The palate is extremely rich and layered with vibrant peaches, roasted almonds and honeysuckle. The perfect companion to shellfish, pasta in cream sauces, or as an aperitif.

Varietal Definition
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.


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