Chateau de Manissy Chateauneuf du Pape Rhone Wine, Complete Guide

Chateau de Manissy Chateau de Manissy Chateauneuf du Pape Rhone Wine, Complete Guide

Everything about Chateau de Manissy Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone wine producer profile with wine tasting notes, wine and food pairing tips, best vintages, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews and images. If you want to read about other important wineries and wine makers from the Rhone valley: Links to all Rhone Valley Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau de Manissy History, Overview

Chateau de Manissy dates all the way back to the 1700’s. At the time the estate was founded, it was owned by a Religious Order, The Missionary Fathers of the Holy Family. The vineyard has old vines. The oldest of which were planted as far back as 1916.

The owner of Chateau de Manissy, Florian Andre learned about the wine business and how to make as an apprentice to Christophe Delorme, of Domaine de la Mordoree, while they are more famous as producers of Chateauneuf du Pape, they are also located in Tavel. Before he could start his domaine, Florian Andre had to convince the Monks that was the right person to create and manage the vineyards. He did this after years of trying in 2004.

Chateau de Manissy Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking

Chateau de Manissy is primarily known for their high quality Rose’ wines, which all come from Tavel. They also make wine in other Southern Rhone Valley appellations including the Cotes du Rhone appellation and in Lirac as well. Recently, they added a new wine to their portfolio when they started producing a red Chateauneuf du Pape wine from a small, 1 hectare parcel of vines. All of their vineyard farming is done using Agriculture Biologique farming techniques. At Chateau de Manissy, they try to leave barely a small footprint, preferring to remain as green as possible. With that in mind, they farm a large portion of their vineyards using horses, along with tractors.

Chateau de Manissy Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking

Chateau de Manissy Chateauneuf du Pape is produced from almost 100% Grenache, with other grape varietals including Counoise and Mourvedre. Although there are vintages made using only Grenache. The terroir is unique for Chateauneuf du Pape as it is mostly 100% limestone from the les Terres Blanche lieu-dit. The vinification of Chateau de Manissy 50% takes place in traditional, cement vats with epoxy lining and 50% in demi-muid for an average of 12 months prior to bottling. With only one hectare of vines, as you can imagine, the production is quite limited. About 200 cases of wine are produced here each year.

Serving and Decanting Chateau de Manissy with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Chateau de Manissy is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for an hour so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau de Manissy is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage and cassoulet. Chateau de Manissy is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.

Château de Manissy Wine Tasting Notes

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2015Château de Manissy  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)88 pts

Herbs and pepper gets the ball rolling before you meet the medium bodied, red fruits and earth. This should be quite easy to drink, even though the wine feels quite structured. Chateau de Manissy is one of the better producers of Rose' in Tavel.

88 points - Tasted
2014Château de Manissy  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)87 pts

Medium bodied, lighter, forward style, elegant style of wine for early drinking pleasure. Ripe, fresh red fruits in an open style is the name of the game here. Chateau de Manissy is one of the better producers of Rose' in Tavel.

87 points - Tasted
2012Château de Manissy  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)88 pts

Forward, medium bodied, easy drinking, red fruit filled wine, produced from 100% Grenache for early tasting pleasure.

88 points - Tasted