Domaine La Manarine Plan de Dieu 2017

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Tasting Notes

This medium bodied red gives raspberry, mocha and coffee notes with balanced acidity and good concentration. Garrigue (dried herbs like thyme and bay) and cherry fruit combine with a touch of chocolate on the palate.

Cotes du Rhone Les Terres Saintes: The prestige cuvée of Manarine is destined for aging and bears the name: “Terres Saintes”. It is produced from a selection of lower yielding old vines (average 55 years old). Gilles destems the entire harvest and uses cement tanks for fermentation. The “Terres Saintes” (structured as a “vin de garde”) benefits from a longer “cuvaison” of 30 days or more. During the “elevage” both red wines go through “delestage” and “remontage” (a technique whereby the tank is completely emptied and the wine pumped back into it on top of the layer of skins) to extract color and flavor. Once the fermentation is complete, the wine is racked into cement vats for aging but 20% of the “Terres Saintes” is also aged for 8 months in “demi-muids” (larger barrels of 600 liter size). The wine is bottled without filtration after a 24 month “elevage”. On average, 4800 bottles of Terres Saintes are destined for our use in the US market each year. Organic.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Charcuterie, Cheese, Grilled preparations, Hearty stew, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pork, Red Meat, Roasted Root Vegetables, Slow-smoked Barbeque/BBQ Sauce

France, Rhone , Plan De Dieu
Grape Varietal:
80% Grenache/Garnacha, 20% Syrah/Shiraz
$19.00 each