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.
La Manarine Cotes du Rhone is produced from the younger (but not young) vines, at an average 35 years old, of the estate. This organic wine is 100% Grenache and produces a classically spicy, full-bodied wine that speaks clearly of the ‚Äúgarrigue‚Äù of the region. The grapes are destemmed before the fermentation and the cuvaison is on the order of three weeks duration. The wine is bottled without filtration after twenty to twenty-four months of ‚Äúelevage‚Äù. The Manarine Cotes du Rhone is our essential wine in this category.