Château de Manissy, Côtes du Rhône white 2019Regular price €17.00
This has to be one of the most delicious Rhône whites we have found. It's round, aromatic and fresh, with lovely yellow fruit aromas and an elegant mineral core, making it an excellent aperitif and a perfect partner for a wide range of dishes thanks to the concentration and body typical of white Grenache blends. The estate's wines are organically produced, what's more.
The Manissy estate was built in the middle of the 18th century and belongs to the Congregation of Missionary Fathers of the Holy Family. They planted the first vines in 1916, working the land and making wine using biodynamic methods.
In 2004 young winemaker Florian André was appointed to take charge. He carries on the traditional way of winemaking for the 'Tête de Cuvée' rosé, which was used as Mass wine and greatly appreciated by connoisseurs of rosé wines, but has modernized the cellar and developed new products to broaden the range.
Since 2012, all the wines are certified organic and the range includes two kinds of Tavel, one red Châteauneuf-du-Pape, red and white Lirac, and Côtes-du-Rhône red, white and rosé as well as an all-Syrah IGP Gard.
The estate’s motto, prophetic in the light of Florian's impact on its wines, is: Auspice clara Manissy stella, meaning: 'Under the protection of the bright star of Manissy.'
|Supplier's website||Château de Manissy|
|Appellation||Côtes du Rhône|
|Grape variety||Grenache, Clairette|
|Bottle size||750 ml|
|Certified organic?||Yes, certified FR-BIO-01|