This is a fresh, lively white with a mineral note that reminds of fresh rain falling on a country road. Perfect as an aperitif with canapes or with a classic Crab Louie. The fruit and mineral tones will match perfectly. In addition, Marsanne ages remarkably well, so this is something to stock up on and see how it evolves over the next couple of years!
The 2017 Marsanne is another fabulous entry-level offering in this range, although it is more accurately described as a white Rhone blend given the presence of 25% of Roussanne, which lends oiliness as well as texture. Green pear, jasmine and mint add character to this gentle but supremely delicious white Rhone blend from Qupe.