Also called Ermitage, Marsanne is associated with the great northern Côtes du Rhône wines, where it enjoys warm, stony and not very fertile soils. Introduced to the Valais region of Switzerland during the 19th century, it has contributed to the revival of Swiss wines, delicate and subtle, often combined with Roussanne. It is found throughout the world in the composition of Australian wines, Spanish wines, and Californian wines. In addition to its dry white wines, it is vinified as a sweet sweet white wine under the appellation Ermitage Marsanne Grains Nobles and Vendanges Tardives (Switzerland), but also as a sparkling wine in Saint Péray. This rustic grape variety produces excellent gastronomic wines.
Ermitage Marsanne Grains Nobles
et Vendanges Tardives (Suisse)
Exquisite notes of crushed berries, wild strawberry and raspberry. Notes of dried apricot, acacia, beeswax, honey, quince, lychee, nuts. Ample, rich and generous wines. Vinosity reminiscent of raspberry brandy. Aged in barrels, it has a woody profile ideal for gastronomic dishes. Serving temperature 8 to 10°C.
Rich and opulent, voluptuous and subtle aromas reminiscent of honey, truffle and raspberry. Worth ageing for a few years in the cellar, and its harmony will be even greater. A true ambrosia!
Freshness and fine bubbles revealing the same aromas as the still wines.