MARSANNE A grape that makes fat, rich, full wines and one of the two
major varieties used to produce the rare white wines of Hermitage and Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
In the Rhone it is usually paired with Rousanne which adds finese and delicacy
to balance Marsannes richness.
Synonyms: Grosse roussette, Ermitage blanc, Hermitage blanc
ROUSSANNE One of two major varieties used to produce the rare white wines of Hermitage and Chateaunenf-du-Pape in France's Rhone Valley This grape makes the finer, more delicate wines, while those made from the Marsanne are fatter and richer.
Synonyms: Bergeron, Greffou, Picotin blanc