Definition of Marsanne in English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Including walking up to my balcony to prove that the slim resistance offered by a bottle of Marsanne was, indeed, useless.’
    • ‘The little known Marsanne grape produces an approachable wine, rich with soft peach flavours and a gentle acidity.’
    • ‘The Domaine has some 9 hectares of Marsanne with an average age of over 25 years.’


The name of a town in southern France.