Cassagnoles Gros Manseng

Wonderful White Wine Value: 2021 Domaine des Cassagnoles Gros Manseng

On Sale Through 2/4/23! If you love richer, fleshier, and more aromatically engaging Sauvignon Blancs, you've got to try the 2021 Domaine des Cassagnoles Gros Manseng. For the 20+ years I've worked in wine, this has always been a personal favorite and one I consider to be one of the great white wine values on the planet. I kind of forgot I ordered another 10 cases of this back in early December, so I've got this back on deep deal.

Bordering on golden in color and offering up engaging notes of caramelized citrus, melon, and white flowers, this is ripe and full-flavored yet zesty and fresh. The Gros Manseng grape thrives in the southwestern wine regions of France, where it enjoys an enviable reputation as the grape responsible for some of the region's top white wines.

Domaine des Cassagnoles Gros Manseng

2021 Domaine des Cassagnoles Reserve Selection 'Cuvee Gros Manseng' 

Drinks like a richer, riper, and fleshier Sauvignon Blanc. Delicious!

Buy a Solid Six-Pack or More: $12.99/bottle -- Over 20% off!

Anything Less: $14.99/bottle ($16.99 regular price)

ORDER NOW in our online store. We will apply deal pricing once we receive your order.

For pretty much my entire wine career, Gascogne in the southwestern corner of France has been putting out some of the world's great white wine values. Father and son Gilles and Laure Baumann craft one of the best versions from their estate vineyards. Their Gros Manseng 'Reserve Selection' is the family's top bottling, and it is produced from 25-30 year-old Gros Manseng. Fermented in tank and aged on the lees for 6-8 months, this kind of tastes like a New World Sauvignon Blanc crossed with a Viognier.

The Gros Manseng grape is unique among white varieties. The grape is thick skinned and the free run juice it releases is greyish in color. As the juice settles, the color transforms into a brilliant, deep yellow, nearly golden color. It takes a deft touch to produce elegant and refined wines, as a rough pressing or too much skin contact can yield bitter and unpleasant wines.

The Baumanns have mastered the idiosyncrasies of this tricky grape, and their version is fantastic year in and year out. Offering up heady notes of apricot, caramelized grapefruit, lime zest, green plum, and spice, this is crisp, rich, and complex on the palate. Excellent as an aperitif, it also loves poultry and richer fish and seafood preparations.

I am so excited for you all to try this wonderfully singular white wine, and you will not find this anywhere else in Western North Carolina. Enjoy this with spicy Asian cuisine or skip the food and just enjoy the wine for what it is. It is wonderful! 

ORDER NOW in our online store. We will apply deal pricing once we receive your order.

Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville