Marsanne is on the up. Slowly, but surely. The reality is that globally so few bottles containing this erstwhile grape declare it loud and proud. It’s enough to give a grape a self-esteem issue. In its homeland, along the Rhône River, it may be blended to form a savory-edged partnership with Roussanne and Viognier and many times under the guise of Hermitage or white Crozes-Hermitage. Enter the New World and clearer labelling and surprisingly, it is still is not as commonplace as it deserves.
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