An Exceptional

Its Land

At 55 meters above sea level, ideally facing south and west, the vines are planted on a clay-limestone hillside and, at its foot, on clay soil to the south and clayey sand soil to the west. The situation and typology of these soils offer great potential to the vineyard. Located exactly in the geographic centre of the commune of St. Émilion, the château is 1.5 km west of the village at the foot of a limestone plateau.

The rigorous work of the vineyard is of the utmost importance at Grand Mayne.

Each parcel of vines is considered a wine-growing entity in its own right. Thus, the vines on the slopes are grassed to prevent erosion while those on clay soil and clayey-sand soil are ploughed.

Bordelaise pruning, disbudding and suckering, green harvests, double manual leaf-thinning, plot management are all technical choices that give the grapes the best qualitative prospects.

Its Know-How

When the harvest time comes, the grape clusters are picked up by hand and collected in small containers. Sorted doubly in the vineyard and in the vathouse, the grapes are then destemmed. Each parcel is vinified separately in wooden and stainless-steel vats to control the vinification process better. Then follows the French oak barrel-ageing process in the heart of our brand-new winery.

After 15 to 20 months of maturing comes the crucial moment of carefully selecting the cuvées to achieve the most harmonious blend representative of the cru and vintage characteristics.
Finally, the vintage is bottled, and each bottle is individually prepared — the culmination of two years of work and passion.