Domaine La Manarine Le Carignan Vin de Pays de Vaucluse 2020
Le Carignan is sourced from a three-hectare parcel, “Le Alcyon”, located just outside of Travaillan. Gasq first produced a wine from these vines in 2014. After harvesting the grapes around the middle of September, they are destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks for roughly 20 days before being aged on the fine lees for the better part of a year. Gasq prefers to pick Carignan on the early side of its maturity to preserve its vibrant natural acidity and avoid making a wine that is overly alcoholic. Generally, this cuvee weighs in at a modest 13.5% degree of alcohol and showcases a vibrant red fruit intensity, underscored by hints of wild herbs and earth.