Category Archives: marsanne

Geraud Collioure Blanc 2018

Domaine Pietri Geraud, Blanc l’Ecume, AOP Collioure, Pyrénées-Orientale, Occitanie, France, 2018 On AOP Collioure The appellation is coterminous with that of Banyuls. This is the Côte Vermeille, between the Mediterranean and the Pyrénées. The vineyard extends to just under 600ha, … Continue reading

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Sorrel Cr. Hermitage Blanc 2013

Domaine Marc Sorrel, Crozes Hermitage, Tain l’Hermitage, Drome, France, 2013 This wine: (bottle identity Lot 1) a blend of 50:50 marsanne:roussanne, matured in old oak, natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, Gauntleys, £25.50 (01/17) Consumer tasting note: faulty … a subdued nose … Continue reading

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Chapoutier Chante-Alouette 2009

Maison Chapoutier, Chante-Alouette, AOC/AOP Hermitage, Northern Rhone, France, 2012 Marsanne – a tendency to flabbiness from modest acidity, but picking early can help; a variety excluded from the more southerly appellation of Chateauneuf-du-Papes’ approved varieties of clairette, grenache blanc, picpoul and … Continue reading

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