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Domaine des Cassagnoles Gotes Manseng Reserve Selection 2014


Recommendation: A tangy and fresh wine that’s a true bargain.

Winery/Producer: Gilles and Laure Baumann; Domaine des Cassagnoles; Gondrin, France

Grape Variety: Gros Manseng.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Cotes de Gascogne, France.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $11.70 with a 10% mixed case discount.

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

Paired With: Bobotee, golden rice, string beans, garden salad with artisan oil and rice vinegar dressing.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, oat straw color. Very aromatic with musty, damp wood, and citrus aromas. Intense lemony/tangerine taste with an abundance of lively acidity. At about mid-palate the flavors get more tart and carry through the long finish that ends with a touch of mineral. Excellent pairing with the dinner (especially the sweet raisins in the bobot) and good drinking alone. I especially liked the zestiness it had from start to finish. Not your usual French white wine and I’ll bet it would be FANTASTIC paired with a hearty fish in a tomato based sauce. A tangy and fresh wine that’s a true bargain.

    She said: Clear, light yellow color with rapidly moving legs. Citrus aroma with musty undertones followed by a smooth, medium bodied mouth-feel and high acidity. The flavors carry through… the citrus less so then muskiness and lasted into a very long finish. The wine blossomed during the dinner and ended up a real treat at $11.70 and I really enjoyed it and recommend it as a bargain wine.

    Wine maker Gilles Baumann in his vineyard

    Comments: Learn more about the Domaine des Cassagnoles and their wines.

Alcohol: 13.5%

UPC Code: 3 481464 787732 7

Imported by: Weygandt-Metzler; Unionville, Pennsylvania.

Photo from Weygandt-Metzler Importing.