Château de Manissy 'Oracle', Côtes du Rhône, France 2019
This is not only a great bang for your buck, but its completely delicious wine farmed according to biodynamic principles! An unusual blend incorporating Counoise, one of the Rhône Valley’s traditional older varietals. Counoise is originally from the Vaucluse area and gives elegant, fruity, supple wines; sadly, it's popularity is beginning to wane. Crisp, crunchy ripe fruit, baking spices and velvety smooth tannins; perfect balance, with an extended minerality.
Pairing: Roast duck, lamb, pizza night
Grapes: Grenache, counoise, carignan, syrah
Soil: Clay & stony sand