Marsanne is a white grape variety that is most often associated with France’s Northern Rhône region. The grape is generally blended with Roussanne, though single variety bottlings exist. Marsanne is known for producing deep-hued, rich wines with flavors of stone fruit, white flowers, pear, honey, and nuts. Marsanne has relatively low levels of acid and can have a viscous or oily texture. It has the potential for high levels of alcohol, and when produced at the right hands, can be quite ageworthy.