Pierre Hourlier Wines

The Marselan Grape

The Marselan grape is a relatively new discovery in the field of french wine, first grown in the early 1960s near the town of Marseillan (where the grape takes its name from), on the south coast of France.
   
The grape is best described as a cross between Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon, with the quality of the former and capability of the latter combining to produce producing a wine of medium body and fine tannin. It is often used alongside more straightforward grapes from the Languedoc and the Rhone to produce blends, and can only very rarely be found by itself as an individual production. The grape variety is normally though to be intense and deep purple robe presents a mix of powerful red and stewed fruit aromas. The concentrated and sophisticated lingering flavour is a great balance between acidity, intensity and tannin.