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. 

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Hermitage Chante Alouette, Hermitage, Northern Rhone, France, M. Chapoutier 2017
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Hermitage Chante Alouette M Chapoutier 2017
Hermitage Chante Alouette, M Chapoutier, Hermitage, Northern Rhone, France, 2017  Grape: 100% Marsanne, hand harvested, combination of tank and barrel fermentation with lees stirring, ageing in both tank and oak. A brilliant green gold...