Chateau de Manissy
Melanie and Florian André
Route de Roquemaure (D976) 30126 Tavel
Tel. +33 466 828 694
Direct sale: Monday - Saturday 9.30-12.30 and 14.00-18.00
estate of Manissy, built in the middle of the 18th century, belongs to the
Congregation of Missionary Fathers of the Holy Family. They planted
the first vines in 1916. They worked their land and their wines with
organic methods. The special Tavel “Tête de Cuvée” they produced
was used as a mass-wine during
religious offices. Modern consumers were not very interested in this
special Tavel aged in foudres for a long time. For some years only a very
small part were bottled, and the rest was sold to negociant.
the fathers became older and only a few were left at the place.
Therefore they decided to stop the winemaking and from 2004 a young winemaker, Florian Andre
rented the vineyard and the cellar from the fathers for 25 years
and modernized the cellar. He has also rented
vineyards in Lirac.
Today he is making wines from 30 ha. Tavel, 3,5 ha. Lirac
and 3,5 ha. Cotes du Rhone. Since 2011 Florian has also one ha. of
Chateauneuf du Pape to make wines from.
Since 2012 the vineyards were certified agriculture biologique.
Wines (according to website
Chateauneuf du Pape
2017: 100% Grenache
Aged in demi-muids for 12 months - 20% new.
2018: 55% Grenache, 15%
Clairette, 15% Cinsault, 15% Syrah.
2017: Grenache, Syrah
Téte de Cuvée
2017: 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 20% Clairette.
Aged in barriques for 12 months. (Only for sale at the place)
(Like the Tavel made by the Missionnaires
100 years ago)
2016: 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 15% Cinsault.
20% aged in
new barriques for 4 months.
“Avant-Goût du Paradis”
2016: Syrah, Grenache
10% aged in new barriques
for 8 months.
2017: Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne
Ageing in new barriques.
Cotes du Rhone
2017: Grenache, Carignan, Counoise.
Cotes du Rhone Rosé
2018: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah.
Cotes du Rhone Blanc
2018: Grenache Blanc, Clairette.
VDF La Belle ètoile
2018: Grenache, Syrah.
VDF Rosé La Belle ètoile
2018: Syrah, Cinsault, Bourboulenc
VDF Blanc La Belle ètoile
2018: Vermentino, Chardonnay