Chateau Grand Mayne 2011, Grand Cru Classe

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Chateau Grand Mayne 2011, Grand Cru Classe

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8 in stock

Country: France
Region: Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux
Wine Style: Red - Smooth & Supple
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Franc, Merlot

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Description/ Tasting Notes

Medium to full-bodied, this wine offers a complete mouthfeel and sweetness. Moderate tannins with spice carrying through nicely the structured finish.

Winery Info/ Brand

Grand-Mayne is a harmonious collection of stone buildings. Built in the XVIth and XVIIth centuries at the foot of the hill, imposing chateau and its tower look out over the vineyards from the central position among the vines. Oriented north-south, they are made from stone and rubble stone, standing in the middle of gardens. The estate workers' dwellings adjoining the chateau were built in the XVIIth century with stone extracted from local limestone quarries. The architects at that time wanted to protect the chateau from intruders and westerly ocean winds, so they erected a long building lying due west, whose facade is symmetrically punctuated at its centre by a semi-circular paved porch through which horse-drawn carriage entered. At sunset the view of the vineyards from this porch is breathtaking, as is the impression, when entering the chateau, of a long ship made of stone floating in a sea of vines.

Region Info/ Origin

Saint-Emilion is a charming medieval village located in the heart of the famous Bordeaux wine area. It is a unique site where world-famous wineries, beautiful architecture and great monuments can be found. The legend tells a story about a monk, Emilion, from Brittany who fled from his hometown in Vannes to seek refuge in the eighth century. Living the life of a hermit, he accomplished a few miracles and rapidly became famous in the region and even far beyond its border. Even after his death his followers carried on his legacy and even named the town after his name. From the ninth century to the 19th century, men had the will to mine the soil in order to standardise the whole architectural looking of not only the city of Saint-Emilion but also a few ones in the region (such as Right Banc Bordeaux).


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