Château Grand Mayne
WHY BUY IT ?
- Family owned since 1934 (Nony family)
- Among the elite of Bordeaux wines following numerous renovations
- Michel Rolland & Louis Mitjaville are the consultants of this Saint Emilion Grand Cru
- A plot selection is made which allows to control perfectly the quality of the wine
- Reasoned viticulture: the least possible pesticides and other chemicals
- Beautiful notes for each vintage
The word Mayne comes historically from the word “manoir” which meant in old French “a beautiful house surrounded by a lot of land”. This old description corresponds very well to the description of this magnificent property built in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century. The Château belonged to the Laveau family since 1685 In the eighteenth century, the vineyard was 30 hectares for an area of ??140 hectares. In 1811, the son of the owner, known as “the prince of the vineyards of Libournais”, expanded the area to more than 250 hectares including 62 hectares of vineyards. The attentive and loving care of the “prince of the vineyards of Libournais” will hoist the reputation of this wine at the highest level as evidenced by the wine prices and mentions in the Féret. But the estates will quickly dismantle the Laveau empire, reducing the area in 1936 to 21 hectares, including 17 grand cru classé (the heart of the old estate). In 1934, Jean Nony, a wine merchant from Corrèze, bought the Château.
The grape variety on this vineyard is 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Each plot is considered a separate wine entity. The vines aside are grassed to fight against erosion while those on clay and sands on clay are plowed. The harvest is manual, the grapes are sorted twice in the vineyard and the vat room, the grapes are then scraped. The vinifications are fragmented in stainless steel vats and wood. The breeding is then completed in the heart of a brand new winery.
At the tasting, we discover a wine with a strong tannic structure but without aggressiveness, with the power and the density characteristic of Grand Mayne wines.
- Owner : Marie-Françoise NONY, Jean-ANTOINE et Damien NONY
- Manager: Jean-Antoine NONY
- Director: Jean-François PLUMAS
- Cellar Master : Marc FRANCOIS