A cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, bred in the south of France with the intention of combining the finesse of the former with the heat resistance of the latter. This varietal has long been cultivated predominantly in Lebanon; however, in recent years it has found a home in Uruguay as well. Marselan produces floral and well-balanced wines with notable structure provided by tannins. The varietal is most commonly used as a component of blended wines.