In the heart of Provence, on the right side of the Rhône Valley, lies Château de Manissy. Dating as far back as the 17th century, Château de Manissy was once the property of the Lafarge family before they donated it to the local church. The Holy family’s missionaries acquired the castle at the beginning of the 20th century and began growing their own vines to produce their first Cuvée of Tavel wine.
They soon gained a famous reputation for their Tête de Cuvée, a barrel aged rosé. Florian Andre, a young winemaker from Tavel, took over the vineyard in 2003 and continues the Holy family’s winemaking tradition. In 2009, he began to convert the entire vineyards to an organic agriculture and began producing some exceptional organic wines, including Tavel, Lirac, Côtes du Rhône and Châteauneuf du Pape.
Grape Varieties: 100% Grenache
Farming Practices: Organic
Tasting Notes: A dense purple color, with purplish hues.The nose is dominated by ripe fruit and cherry brandy and evolves into a fragrance of coffee and sweet oak. After an fine attack, quality tannins arise.The mouth is rich, flavorful, black currant liqueur, licorice and coffee are expressed and remains.
Sugar Level: 0.4g/l
Closure: Natural Cork
Awards: Parker: 93pts. Jancis Robinson: 16.5
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