Rosemary Lane - Marselan 2018
Many grape varieties have mysterious origins, Marselan however, does not. This grape variety was invented by Paul Truel in 1961, in the town of Marseillan, in the South of France. It is a hybrid of the two grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. Still relatively unknown, this grape can produce delicious, juicy, easy drinking reds. The wine is destemmed and crushed, before undergoing a temperature controlled fermentation in tank. After fermentation, it is allowed to rest on its lees in stainless steel tanks before a light filtration and bottling.
Tasting Notes: This wine is unusual, in that it is simultaneously dark and concentrated, while having soft tannins and lush fruit. In the glass the wine is deep purple in color, the nose is spicy with hints of black fruit. In the mouth, blackberry and plum notes mingle with hints of black pepper spice. The finish is soft and round, making this an extremely versatile food wine. This wine is ideal for everything from barbeque and burgers, to pizza and pork chops.