Marks and reviews
Château Grand Mayne is a veritable vessel in the middle of a sea of vines in the heart of Saint-Émilion. Built in the 15th century, it did not take on its wine-growing role until the 17th century, when the Laveau family took the vineyards and the estate to the top in the 18th century. In 1934, the Nony family took over the estate and undertook major renovation work. Today, the Nony family, still at the helm of Château Grand Mayne, maintains this member of the Bordeaux wine elite.
Château Grand Mayne 2022 is a Saint-Émilion wine made from 30-year-old vines planted on a clay-limestone slope at the foot of a clay hillside.
The 2022 vintage was marked by climatic instability. A slight delay at the start of the cycle was followed by frost in early April, which had no impact on the vineyard. Flowering was rapid, before an exceptionally hot, dry summer. The clay-limestone soils kept the vines moist despite the summer temperatures, ensuring that they remained exceptionally healthy.
Winemaking and ageing
Gentle vinification and fermentation. Fermentation took place 60% in new barrels and 40% in vats. Ageing in barrels (60% new and 40% one-wine and 2-wine barrels).
Cabernet Franc (25%)
The palate mingles a velvety and silky texture with wonderful ripe fruit notes and a long finish.