The grape most likely originated in the Northern Rhône region where it is widely planted today. It is a principal component of the white wines from the Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage and Saint-Joseph AOCs. Marsanne produces deeply coloured wines that are rich and nutty, with hints of spice and pear. 

Saint Joseph Blanc Les Granilites 2012
Michel Chapoutier
Saint Joseph Blanc Les Granilites 2012 M Chapoutier
Saint-Joseph Les Granilites Blanc M Chapoutier, Northern Rhône, France 2012 100% Marsanne with 10 months in oak barrels. Strong yellow with bright green highlights. Fresh nose, with delicate notes of white flowers and white-fleshed fruit...