|Grape:||Bourboulend, Clairette, Grenache Blanc|
The juice is 100% direct-press and–like all his wines at Manarine–100% organic. The color is pale lemon yellow. Juicy but firm, it finishes with lively fresh acidity.
Average age of the vines is 30 years . The grapes are 100% destemmed and pressed directly and cold settled. Fermentation at controlled temperatures between 15-20 degrees. The malolactic fermentation is blocked to preserve the freshness in the wine.
About the Wine Maker
Domaine la Manarine was created by Gilles Gasq in April 2001. The winery and majority of his vineyards are located within the commune of Travaillan, on a splendid plateau northeast of Orange in the southern Rhone. Gilles is a talented vigneron who has honed his skills working as an assistant to Paul Jeune, the proprietor of Domaine Monpertuis in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. In 2015, Gasq has purchased two parcels of Grenache in Chateauneuf-du-Pape totaling 1.5 hectrare and since then things started to really take off for him.
Gasq 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. Considering the personal attention and great care invested in his wines, his wines offer some of the best value in our entire portfolio.
Domaine La Manarine