Château Mayne-Vieil, AOP Fronsac

£14.50
  • Château Mayne-Vieil, AOP Fronsac
  • Château Mayne-Vieil, AOP Fronsac

Château Mayne-Vieil, AOP Fronsac

£14.50

AVAILABILITY: 21 in stock

Grape Merlot
Style Dry, Red, Full-bodied, Rich, Firm Tannins, Black and Red Fruit, Coffee, Complex, Food Friendly
Country France
Region Fronsac, Bordeaux
Volume 75cl
ABV 14.5%
Dietary Sustainable

 

This exquisite Château Mayne-Vieil Fronsac offers creamy red and black fruit aromas with dark roast coffee notes. Rich, firm tannins and intense mulberry-flavoured fruit dominate the concentrated palate. Enjoy its complexity as it continues to develop over the next 5 years. Pairs best with roasted or grilled red meats and mature cheeses.

About the Producer

History, family, and wine go hand in hand in Bordeaux and Château Mayne-Vieil's history can be traced back across three influential families to the 1500s. Descended from the original owners, the Equerry de Paty, Lord of Mayne-Vieil, built the large cellars in the 17th century. Libournais vintners, the Fontemoings, established a new Fronsac vineyard to rival Saint-Emilion, while the Sèze family, owners for the last 100 years, restored and expanded the estate after World War I. The Merlot vines of their Fronsac vineyard can be seen from the house in its entirety as it rolls across the beautiful hill overlooking the Dordogne river. The single block vineyard covers 47 hectares (32 of which are in the Fronsac AOC), and is planted with 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc.

Vineyard and Winery

The vineyard is planted on fairly steep slopes of clay and silt soil. The 35 year old Merlot vines are trained low and planted close together. Permanent grass cover and green harvesting keep yields low. 85% of the wine is matured in concrete vats and 15% in barrel for at least three years.

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A Best Seller to add to your Cellar

This Bordeaux can be relied on to give pleasure and at a very good price. It pleases straight from it being opened (if you are impatient) but will give greater pleasure if allowed to breathe for a short time. You can drink it on its own, or it is a perfect accompaniment to any meal with red meat. You really can not go wrong with this and if wanting to entertain guests, I would be disappointed if they were not impressed by your hospitality. Recommended.