Marsanne Réserve

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Switzerland  Valais 

Marsanne is quite a common grape in Valais, having come up the Rhône a century or two ago. Here it is often called Ermitage.

Winemaker Domaine des Muses
Features Oaked, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Marsanne
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Marsanne Réserve 2009 75cl cl
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This Marsanne was the best I found in 2013 in the Valais - and as I love Marsanne, I could not resist.

Ben says (December 2016): This is pure class. Scents of incense and honey mingle with hints of lychee and loam. It would make a very good perfume! In the mouth there is no hint of sweetness but vanilla does come through with some vegetal notes and green stone fruits. There is a spiciness, especially in the finish, which may be nutmeg but is quite elusive. Regardless of this, the wine is beautifully balanced and a real treat.

Ben says (February 2018): Please be aware that the 2009 is starting to throw a sediment. It is nothing to worry about but means that careful decanting should precede enjoyable drinking!

Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Domaine des Muses
Country Switzerland
Region Valais
Features Oaked, Vegetarian and Vegan
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Marsanne
Ripeness Normal
With age it can handle very complex flavours think truffles, rich game birds like turkey and wild mushroom risotto!
Tasting Notes

Ageing gracefully like an old Marsanne should. Fully developed now with no trace of primary fruit. A riot of glorius tertiary aromas led by hay. straw, a hint of ginger, baked greengages and dried apricots. Acidity still holding up bringing a structural tension to the wine.

Product Code 4113055
Size 75cl
Alcohol 13
In a nutshell Excellent mature Marsanne
Last Tasted 14 Dec 2020
mature evolution? Yes
Keep Until 2020+
Also Available at Online Exclusive
Case Size 10
Sweetness dry
Closure Natural Cork
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Composition Marsanne 100%
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