Pierre Hourlier Wines

Marsanne Wine

Predominately grown in the northern Rhone valley to produce the famous Crozes-Hermitage and Hermitage wine, the Marsanne wine grape is more widely used than you would initially think.

Commonly used in blends with its more arguably popular partner Roussanne, Marsanne rarely gets the opportunity to showcase itself as a single-varietal due to the required precision in its growth - too cool and it fails to ripen fully, too hot and it can over ripen. In recent years this balance has also been achieved in the Languedoc region, where the majority of our featured wine from this grape is from.