The Mighty Marselan

by  |  04-07-2012

It’s only taken about half a century, but it seems that the wonderful little grape called Marselan is getting some recognition. In some roundabout way, I came across this article from last year. While it was probably due to some drunken internet meanderings that brought one of us to this article, there have been others here and there talking about how nice and wonderful this little lab-created grape is. If you’re not familiar with it, don’t be ashamed. There are thousands of different grapes out there and this one is really quite young, having been created in 1961. Unlike South Africa’s Pinotage (also something of a recent grape created from two older varietals) Marselan is quite remarkable in that it’s generally quite, quite tasty without the amount of work that Pinotage requires. That’s not really a shock given that it’s a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache which are both […]
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