Marsanne from Languedoc's Foncalieu
Sit down next to me*
- James, Sit Down (1989)
Marsanne is a rich, waxy sort of grape that is tricky to grow well. It originated in the Northern Rhone where it is often blended with Rousanne and can cost serious £s.
This Ensedune from Vignobles Foncalieu is, rather like the Pinot reviewed here, a more affordable version of a cult wine; from one of the warmest and driest climates in France it took the Foncalieu team a few vintages to get it right.
Ensedune Marsanne Coteaux d'Enserune surprisingly lightweight for a Languedoc
Delicate orchard and melon fruits, waxy texture with saline minerality. Elegant and well-made.
Match with shellfish or white meat.
* That isn't really the actual lyric; it's a joke