Cassagnoles Gros Manseng

Wonderful White Wine Value: 2021 Domaine des Cassagnoles Gros Manseng

It brings me great joy to offer up this uniquely delicious white wine. For the 20+ years I've worked in the industry, I have always considered this to be the greatest white wine value out there. The 2021 Domaine des Cassagnoles Gros Manseng retains that title, and I bought all 14 cases that made their way to North Carolina this year.

The Gros Manseng grape thrives in the southwestern wine regions of France, where it yields intensely flavored whites with loads of flavor and freshness. Golden in color and quite rich yet zesty and refreshing, this will appeal to a wide range of white wine lovers. I guarantee it!

Domaine des Cassagnoles Gros Manseng

2021 Domaine des Cassagnoles Reserve Selection 'Cuvee Gros Manseng' 

The #1 white wine value in the galaxy! 

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For those looking for the world's greatest white wine values, Gascogne in the southwestern corner of France is a good place to start. Father and son Gilles and Laure Baumann craft excellent wines from their estate vineyards, and this is their top bottling. Produced from 20-25 year old Gros Manseng fermented in tank, this will appeal to both lovers of crisp whites like Sauvignon Blanc and aromatic ones like 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. I bought it all! 

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Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville