Ferration Pere & Fils Crozes - Hermitage

Grape Varietal:  100% Marsanne
Soil(terroir) : Limestone soil from the district of Mercurial
Aging: 10 months on fine lees (deposits of dead yeast or residual yeast)
Tasting:   color -  Bright pale yellow with hints of green
                    nose -   acacia, fresh flowers
                    palate - white peaches, fruity, white pepper                     

Marsanne is the most popular white wine grape planted in the Northern Rhone wine region. In Hermitage , where the fruit reaches its best expression, it is usually blended with Roussanne and Clairette . Marsanne adds depth and rich textures to the wine. Through blending, the grape helps produce rich, deeply colored wines with flavors and scents of roasted nuts, pears, white peaches, honeydew melon, spice and flowers. With age, Marsanne based wines deepen in color and complexity. Wines produced from Marsanne are quite rich and can even develop a silky, exotic, oily texture.