This Wine Wednesday, we’ve poured this 2015 La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone bottle into our wine glass and served it with simple lamb lollipops (as suggested by our awesome friends at Post Road Liquors).
2015 La Manarine Cotes Du Rhone
COST – $15.99
GRAPE – Grenache / Garnacha
COUNTRY – France
REGION – Rhone, Cotes du Rhone
POST ROAD’S DESCRIPTION – Everything you love about Rhone without the price tag! Full bodied with a beautiful spice profile. This handsome bottle of wine is a perfect match for a lamb or beef dish!
TASTE/NOTES – On our tongue, black currant, blackberry, dust, and yes leather (tastes better than it sounds 😉 ). On our nose, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, and dark and red fruits
Tales From A Tasting
If anyone had told us this bottle cost under $20.00, we would have shrugged it off as someone spinning a yarn. Why? Go and buy this beautiful wine and taste the spicy bouquet that slips onto your tongue with a silky, smoky, smoothness that quickly has you looking for the next bottle (JK- sort of). Honestly, grab two bottles, because you will eventually look for the second. Especially, if you have a guest over to enjoy our lamb lollipop and creamy polenta recipe.
The vintner destems the cute little granache grapes before the fermentation, which takes about three weeks. The wine is then bottled without filtration.
Between berries, vanilla, toast, and tobacco, this wine has a velvety smooth bouquet that practically blooms in the glass.
What we love about this red wine is it truly is a heavyweight French wine without the heavy import price tag.
Throw a party, buy a case, and impress your guests without breaking the bank!
Thank you to Post Road Liquors for tipping us off to this high-value wine. We’re in love!
Thank you to Post Road Liquors 44 Boston Post Road Wayland, MA, for supplying this tasty bottle of red, as well as their expertise!
Stop in to experience the first class service and selection. You can also find the same excellent services at their other locations, as follows:
Upper Falls Liquors
150 Needham Street
Newton, MA 02462
Needham Wine & Spirits
1257 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
Auburndale Wine & Spirit
2102 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466