General characteristics

A very vigorous, high-yielding grape, which reaches maturity from 15 September. A hardy variety, it grows on hillside areas of low fertility. It does well in warm, stony soils, mainly in the northern part of the Côtes du Rhône region.

Wine-making potential

Marsanne produces powerful wines, of medium acidity. As the wine ages, it develops distinctive floral and hazelnut flavours.


Crozes Hermitage, Hermitage, Saint-Joseph, Saint-Péray, (in all these appellations, it can be combined with Roussane grapes); white Côtes du Rhône Villages and white Côtes du Rhône wines (as part of a blend), Costières de Nîmes, Grignan-les-Adhémar, Luberon, Ventoux.

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