This week, let’s talk about Marselan!
Marselan was created only 60 years ago and it is an interesting cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. It originates from the regions in southern France , but has stretched over many other wine regions in the world, such as Spain and Argentina . However, China seems to be the country where Marselan is most largely planted, after France.
Interesting fact: Marselan is one of the seven grape varieties that the Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superior appellations permit with the aim to combat the effects of climate change on the region
What about its Taste?
Marselan gives blackberry, blueberry, and plum flavour to the wine. Notes of vanilla can also be present if the wine is fermented. The Marcelan grape variety also gives a good colour to wines and contributes for a medium-bodied with tennis taste.
A great food pairing for Marselan wines could be pork and black bean stew, or for our vegan friends, a delicious lightly spiced vegetable stew would be a fantastic match!
The Marselan grape variety is still relatively young, but as it is becoming more and more familiar to winemakers around the globe, we hope to see growing numbers of exciting Marselan blends coming on the market!
If you have read this far down, you seem to really want to learn more about grape varieties! Then you might also wish to consider enrolling into one of our WSET L2 courses where we will teach you how to describe and compare the styles of wines produced from important grape varieties (and much more!) Thinking of giving it a go? Check our link in bio and choose the best matching date and city for you!