At the top stand the few remains of the castle built by the popes in the 14th century. It was their summer residence to escape the summer heat of Avignon. And, it is also to the popes that we owe the first establishment of vines in the town. Ransacked and partially destroyed during the wars of religion, the castle was almost completely destroyed by the Germans in 1944.
But the greatest treasure that Chateauneuf-du-Pape contains are its cellars for you to discover and taste its white and red wines with such a generous character.
It is therefore there, in this town which cultivates the French way of life so well, and with a past steeped in history and culture, that Mathias Mansis – a local child – chose to set up his cellar.
Passionate about wine, the young man naturally turned to oenology studies, then completed his career with studies in the wine and spirits business. Diplomas in hand, he worked as a sommelier in various establishments in Courchevel before deciding to strike out on his own.