The History of Château Mansenoble
Belgians Guido and Marie-Annick Jansegers-De Witte took over the wine estate in 1992. Guido’s professional background was in insurance, but had been writing about wine for many years. When he turned fifty, he decided to devote himself to winemaking and purchased a property with a long history. The Château was built in the 1700s by the Huc Family who owned it until Guido took over. The new owners modernized the equipment and selected only the best plots to grow, discarding others. Château Mansenoble is a passionate new winemaking endeavour in the Languedoc of Belgian couple Guido and Marie-Annick Jansegers-De Witte.
The Terroir of Château Mansenoble
Château Mansenoble is located below the great Mount Alaric in the Languedoc region. It is in the charming village of Moux, between Narbonne and Carcassonne. Its location exposes it to the dryness of the Mediterranean area and the cooler, wetter winds of the Atlantic. The region can be very hot but the influence of the Atlantic brings freshness. The soil is mostly clay-limestone and varies due to age differences.
Discover Wines of Château Mansenoble
The vineyards of Château Mansenoble are in the Corbières appellation. They cultivate 20 hectares of vineyards and export around 70 per cent of their production. Currently they produce only red wines. They grow Grenache Noir, Carignan, Mourvèdre, and Syrah grapes. They also grow Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot on 6.5 hectares. Each type is processed separately in stainless steel tanks before blending.