About this grape variety

This is a vigorous, late-ripening grape whose full potential is realized when it has the best exposures, grown in dry soil that is not very rich, and the harvest is well managed. In some years the grapes can be harvested late.

The sweet wine that results is a blend of richness, opulence, voluptuousness and subtle aromas of truffle, honey, raspberry brandy. This is a wine that is always worth aging, whether it’s a sweet or dry one, in order to let it fully develop its harmony.


  • Nose

    Notes of strawberry and wild raspberry

  • Palate

    Opulent, rich and generous wines. Vinosity reminiscent of raspberry eau-de- vie with a slight bitterness in the finish

  • Origin

    Marsanne arrived in Valais in the 19th century. It has its roots in the Côtes-du- Rhône region in France, in particular the area of Tain L’Hermitage, which is where the name Ermitage, used in Valais, comes from.


39.6 ha out of 4675 ha, or 0.85%

Tasting profile







Not sweet

102 wine producers cultivate this grape variety

Find a cellar

From Tain l'Hermitage, the name of a wine producing area in the Rhône Valley. In Valais, Ermitage is identical to Marsanne, named after a village in the Drôme area in France.

wine cellars

Taste this grape variety


18 wines from this cellar

Cave Bertrand Gaillard

Anne and Bertrand Gaillard offer you quality wines that combine the fruitiness of the grape variety with the structure of the wine.


19 wines from this cellar

Cave du Chevalier Bayard

At the outskirts of Varen, the Bayard Family created a place where that tradition could be appreciated and high-quality wines produced.


10 wines from this cellar

Cave de Montorge

The Cave de Montorge, acquired in 1995 by the Fils de Charles Favre, offers a wide range of 10 specialities.

Your tasting profile

Select your favourite type of wine or indicate what you are looking for in a wine and find out which Valais wine is right for you.

apricots, citrus fruits, exotic or red fruits, almonds, etc.Fruity

violet, elder, lime, rose, etc.Floral

low in alcohol, low in tanninsLight


intense alcohol, acidity and aromasFull

dominated by acid, which gives the wine a fresh appearanceCrisp


without acidity, round, smoothSoft

no residual sugarDry


mellow wine, fairly supple, fleshyRich

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