"I love this style." J.C., The Wine Advocate
You never see quality like this at this price! Typically, Chateauneufs at this price are blends of several varietals from various vineyard sources; they are not typically single vineyard fruit. And, they are not of this caliber.
An outstanding value, the 2016 Domaine La Manarine Chateauneuf du Pape is from a tiny 1.5 hectare mirco-parcel, Pied de Baud.
From the very first sip, you can tell the wine competes at a level well beyond its peers!
Deep fruit, rich raspberry, dark cherry, menthol, lavender, crushed pepper, and blueberry. Situated in the northern reaches of the appellation, the Pied de Baud vineyard has a cool micro-climate, which infuses itself into the wine with notes of vibrant fruit and a seamless, soft tannic spine.
As you can imagine, a wine sourced from a tiny 1.5 hectare plot is extremely limited and in limited supply.
So.... while supplies last...
THE WINE ADVOCATE
96 / 100
"The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Pied de Baud was still in tank when I tasted it in June. It's 100% Grenache, with delicate black tea, rose petal and raspberry aromas that are almost Burgundian. Yet it's full-bodied and concentrated, delivering red berries and complex, minty notes on the palate. I love the style proprietor Gilles Gasq (former cellar assistant at Monpertuis) has achieved from this micro parcel (1.5 hectares) in Chateauneuf du Pape." [Barrel Tasting: 93-96, August 31, 2018]
THE MERCHANT'S MARK
95+ / 100
Domaine La Manarine "Pied de Boud" is a single vineyard Chateauneuf du Pape. You never see single vineyard CDP at this price as they are normally blended fruit from various sources. A real standout, this 2016 is full of deep fruit, rich raspberry, dark cherry, menthol, lavender, crushed pepper, and blueberry. Situated in the northern reaches of the appellation, the Pied de Boud vineyard has a cool micro-climate making it a fresh, soft tannic red.