The History of the Castle

The Maniban Family

The Château de Maniban is located 1 km south of the town of Mauléon d'Armagnac , in Gers .

This estate is dated from the 17th century and belonged to the Maniban Family. The family was the first to introduce Armagnac at the Toulouse's court around that time.

The Castarede's bought this attractive castle 30 years ago.

It is situated in the Bas Armagnac region, considered as the most highly rated terroir of the whole Armagnac region and producing the best eaux de vie.

The family personally handles the entire wine-making-process, distillation, ageing in wooden oak casks and bottling, which is carried out at the Castle.

The arms of the Maniban family

• Two bumblebees of golden pilgrim( stickused by pilgrims for the pilgrimage of Holy Jacques de Compostelle)
• A new moon silver
• Three silver blades

The Castarède family

Nowadays Maniban's Estate belongs to the Castarède family, established in the Bas- Armagnac for centuries.

The family discovered in it historical frescos which have been now restored.

These frescoes may represent a happy moment in the life of the owners. An engagement or more likely, a wedding. The painted decoration has to be assigned to a decorative painter, maybe italian, from the sixteenth century.

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