Definition of Marsanne in English:



  • A variety of white wine grape originating in the northern Rhône area of France.

    • ‘The little known Marsanne grape produces an approachable wine, rich with soft peach flavours and a gentle acidity.’
    • ‘Including walking up to my balcony to prove that the slim resistance offered by a bottle of Marsanne was, indeed, useless.’
    • ‘The Domaine has some 9 hectares of Marsanne with an average age of over 25 years.’
    • ‘This region also produces wines from the white grapes Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc.’
    • ‘Three-quarters of the wine is full, dry, herby white, made from increasing proportions of Clairette and Marsanne, together with some Ugni Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc grapes.’


From Marsanne, the name of a town in southern France.