Marselan is a variety which first appeared in France in 1961 by crossing varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. It was originally grown in the Rhone Valley in France, then in Switzerland, California and Spain. This is a relatively new variety, very interesting because of its intense, deep, ruby red colour, very rich fruity-floral aromas of berries and June cherries, with elegant tannins that are well embedded into the structure of the wine. Its style is located between Cabernet Sauvignon and Granache, demonstrating the virtues of both varieties. Marselan highlights the exhilaration and vibrancy of Granache combined with the structure and elegance of Bordeaux like Cabernet Sauvignon.
BT Winery’s Marselan has intense, ruby red colour, it is fruity with aromas of ripe blackberries, sour cherries, tobacco and dark chocolate, with addition of black wild berries jam and a hint of oak. The wine is very extractive, complex and elegant with well balanced velvety tannins. Majority of the wine has aged in oak barriques thus contributing to the fullness of the body and a long finish. It also hides a great potential which is revealed through careful tasting to true wine lovers.
Steak with intense sauces, veal, lamb shank withrosemary and garlic, hard cow’s milk cheeses.