Marselan is a relatively new grape variety, created in the 1960s by crossing Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. It was developed with the aim of combining the best characteristics of both parent varieties, including the color and structure of Cabernet Sauvignon with the heat tolerance and fruity character of Grenache
Varietal Origin: Marselan is a red grape variety that is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, created in France in the late 20th century by Paul Truel. It was first planted in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France and has since gained popularity in other wine regions around the world.
Typical Taste Profile: Marselan wines typically exhibit a deep color, with flavors of dark fruits, blackcurrant, blackberry, and plum. They can also display hints of spice, herbs, and chocolate. Marselan wines are often medium to full-bodied, with moderate acidity and smooth tannins.
Regional Styles: Marselan is primarily grown in France, particularly in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, where it is used to produce varietal wines as well as blended with other grape varieties. It has also gained some popularity in other wine regions around the world, including Spain, China, Israel, and South America.