'Manon des Sources is a 1966 two-volume novel by Marcel Pagnol ... I would never have known about the book if it wasn't for my Swiss friend, Eric, who started calling our daughter, Alexa, Manon des Sources. Alexa and the main character look so alike: you see for the first six year's of Alexa's life she did not like to have any fabric in contact with her skin. So my mother-in-law started making these long dresses of very thin soft material. She would wear one dress for about 6 months (day and night) .... She also never combed her hair and never wore shoes. In short Alexa looked exactly like the lead actress in Manon des Sources.
After this particular wine had been bottled, it was Alexa's turn to design a label (they all get a turn to design a label and i pay them per bottle sold) and she subsequently made a sketch with her in her dress and wild hair flying all over. The name of the wine could not have been anything other than Manon des Sources.' Pieter Walser, Winemaker