Domaine la Manarine Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc, 2019
All orders need to be picked up in Greendale, Wisconsin.
We do not ship.
50% Clairette, 50% Bourboulenc
Cotes du Rhone Blanc: The sole white wine of the estate is produced from a blend of Clairette and Bourboulenc. The grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled cement tanks and are left in contact with the fine lies for several months. Bottling takes place in early spring of the year following harvest. Production is quite limited; 2400 bottles are reserved for our use in the USA. Organic.
First generation Domaine, established in 2001 by Gilles Gasq, the talented winemaker who has honed his skills working as an assistant to Paul Jeune of Domaine Monpertuis in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. He's been slowly expanding his vineyard holdings to 33 hectares, on “Le Plan de Dieu” which for generations has been recognized as unique terroir.
The vineyards are principally devoted to Grenache but include several parcels planted to white grape varieties Clairette, Bourboulenc, and Grenache Blanc (recently planted) which are used to make his Cotes du Rhone Blanc.
Domaine La Manarine practices organic viticulture. Work in the cellar is minimal with little intervention. Fermentations are left to start with indigenous yeasts, with no fining and only a light filtration is utilized if needed.