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Chateau Mayne Vieux 2014

Cabernet Franc Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2014
  • ABV: 13%
  • Origin: Bordeaux/France
  • Grapes: 90% Merlot/10% Cabernet Franc/10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Description

The vineyards of Chateau Mayne in Fronsac are well-established on the beautiful rolling hills overlooking the Dordogne river. The history of the estate can be traced back to the 1500’s when it was owned by the de Paty family; Equerry de Paty, Lord of Mayne-Vieil built the large cellars in the 17th century. In 1860 the elegant house still presiding over the vineyard was completed by the Fontemoing family who established the vineyard in Fronsac and after production investment sold their wines at a higher price than those of neighbouring St Emilion for over fifty  years. Since 1918 the vineyard has been owned by the Sèze family who restored the estate after World War 1. The single block, which can be seen from the house is planted with 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet and totals 41 hectares.

The nose is a pleasant of bouquet of ripe red fruits, with undergrowth and grilled notes. After a subtle attack, the mouth gains in volume and roundness, showing fine tannins.

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