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2016 Domaine la Manarine "Pied de Baud" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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2016 Domaine la Manarine "Pied de Baud" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Regular price $49.00
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A relatively young estate in the region, as the owner/winemaker Gilles Gasq only established it in 2001. Gilles honed his skills as assistant to the winemaker at Domaine Monpertuis. As you might have seen elsewhere on the site, I have expressed my love for Domaine Bois de Boursan, another Châteauneuf-du-Pape star. After years of making wine in the outskirts of the region under the Côtes du Rhône appellation, Gilles found a couple parcels for sale in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and particularly a fantastic site in Pied de Baud. The coincidence here is that Bois de Boursan also uses these 1920s grenache plantings for their very rare flagship bottling, Cuvée des Felix. No wonder this wine is so good. The Manarine "Pied de Baud" is 100% Grenache, and almost Burgundian in character. As opposed to the blended wines of the region (which I also adore), this wine is more red fruit-driven, and elegant. It is full-bodied without being heavy, and delivers a melange of delicious peppercorn, lavender, and toasted herbs de provence flavors with silky tannins.

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