Chateau Mayne Vieil Fronsac France 2014
Per bottle £12.95
- Brand Chateau Mayne Vieil
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 14%
- Vintage 2014
- Country France
- Country Region Bordeaux
- Subregion Fronsac
- Grape Variety Cabernet Franc
- Closure Cork
Intro to Chateau Mayne Vieil Fronsac –
Chateau Mayne Vieil from Fronsac in the Bordeaux region of south west France is a wonderfully rich claret from the right bank of the Gironde estuary. The predominance of Merlot creates the rich plummy flavour with blackcurrant notes from the Cabernet Franc and the Cabernet Sauvignon.
Full tasting note and wine making –
This was a great vintage for Chateau Mayne Vieil – powerful, concentrated but still youthful. Packed with intense black mulberry flavoured fruit and firm but smooth tannins as expected from Fronsac, and the ripe fruit makes this very drinkable now and continuing to develop over the next five years.
The vineyard is planted on steep slopes of clay and silt and the thirty five year old Merlot vines are trained low and planted close together. 85% of the wine is matured in concrete vats and 15% in barrel for at least three years allowing it to develop layers of lingering flavours.
The producer –
The vineyards of Chateau Mayne-Vieil 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.
Drink with –
This wine is fantastic with roasted or grilled red meats and mature cheeses.
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