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Tertulia Cellars

Tertulia Cellars
2016 Elevation Estate Vineyard, Marsanne, Walla Walla Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Marsanne

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Tertulia Cellars
2016 Elevation Estate Vineyard, Marsanne, Walla Walla Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Marsanne

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Pale yellow straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of whole ripe banana and peach-coconut granola with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a sleek, interesting, carefree finish displaying impressions of spiced peach, apple, and nuts with fine, chewy, soft tannins and no oak flavor. A nice dry Marsanne with appetizing acidity and subtle fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: whole ripe banana and peach-coconut granola
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of spiced peach, apple, and nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Fresh Trout With Brown Butter, Oysters Rockefeller, Chicken Piccata
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice dry Marsanne with appetizing acidity and subtle fruit.

The Producer

Tertulia Cellars

The Producer
1564 Whiteley Rd
Walla Walla, WA 99362
USA
1 509-525-5700

Marsanne

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Marsanne is a white grape grown most famously in the Rhone region. A wine containing Marsanne on its own or as the principal grape in the blend has exotic aromas of pineapple, peach and honeysuckle; many of these wines are aged in oak to bring out texture; there is also good acidity.

While it is used in white and red Rhone blends such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape (red) and Hermitage Blanc, there are examples of 100% Marsanne in the Rhone as in some versions of St. Joseph Blanc. There are several first-rate examples in Australia as well as in California and a few other states.

As Marsanne has exotic flavors, it needs to be paired with foods such as sushi or fusion cuisine. Given its limited production in most regions, prices are never inexpensive.