Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Marie-Pierre Manciat - Impressive Scores in Wine Advocate

Wine Advocate's Neal Martin declares Manciat's 2015 and 2016 vintages a pair of "Talented Twins" in the August write-up. With the 2016 Pouilly Vinzelles les Longeays and 2016 Pouilly Fuisse les Petites Bruyeres both receiving 90+ points. In addition, Martin also mentioned the always impressive Cremant de Bourgogne , with tasting notes comparable to a fine mature Champagne! 


Marie-Pierre Manciat was born into a family of vignerons that have been making wine since 1871. From a very young age, she spent her school vacations in the cellars and vineyards, soaking up knowledge and experience, all of which helped her when she took over the reins of her family’s estate in 2002 and became a sixth-generation winemaker. Her family has instilled in her a strong sense of tradition, time-honored winemaking practices, and the value of quality over quantity. She now maintains 22 hectares with every bit of the passion she began with, and each year it is reaffirmed with the birth of a new vintage. As she says, this job teaches you to be humble every day—winemakers simply help develop what nature gives them.


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