La Manarine Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2015

Synopsis, Our Opinion: EXCELLENT versatile Rhone white we would recommend in a heartbeat.

Producer/Winery: Gilles Gasq; Domaine La Manarine; Travaillan, France.

Grape Variety: Blend – 50% Bourboulenc and 50% Clairette.

Geographic Appellation: Côtes du Rhône, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $15.30 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Super spud of baked potato stuffed with mixture of ham, onion, broccoli, sour cream and cheddar cheese.


    Chilled before drinking. Crystal clear, light oat straw color. Earthy mushroom and citrus aromas with wisps of floral and the smoky odors our grill gives off when heating up. Smooth, crisp and dry mouth-feel; notable mineral base with the citrus aroma becoming distinct lime flavor along with green apples and a faint spice that reminded me of ginger. The fresh taste was swept along all the way to the end of the expressive untainted acidic finish. This was way better than I expected when I selected the wine to pair with our humble potato snack. Crisp and spring-time fresh don’t do justice to the images you get when sipping this delicious wine. The limestone mineral fabric combined with the clean mixture of florescence from beginning to end really gave it a unique character. Especially good with the ham in the stuffed potato, but also a wine we could enjoy sipping with a little piece of cheese any day of the week. EXCELLENT versatile Rhone white we would recommend in a heartbeat.

Gilles Gasq, Domaine La Manarine owner and wine maker
Photo from Rosenthal Wine Merchant.
Comments: This is the second Domaine La Manarine wine we’ve had (see our review of La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone Rosé 2012) and our comment would be Gilles Gasq is batting a thousand with!!!

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 8 55152 00148 7

Imported by: Rosenthal Wine Merchant; New York, New York.