A dense, inky colour with dark violet reflections. The nose has a distinctive spiciness that is powerful and ripe. Peaty aromas mingle with notes of mocha, red fruit, and different kinds of pepper. The mouth is round, full, and dense with superbly smooth tannins. A few touches of vanilla and nutty aromas reinforce an astonishing freshness. This Marselan will surprise novices and connoisseurs alike.
The Marselan varietal is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache Noir. It was created in 1961 near the town of Marseillan by the INRA research body and is now planted in vineyards in the Languedoc, Rhône Valley, Spain, the North Coast of California, Switzerland and Israel.