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Château Franc Mayne 2009

Château Franc Mayne 2009

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Smoke, licorice, stone and fresh plum scents pair well with the silky, soft, sweet cherry, mid palate with a smooth tannin finish. This wine is ready to drink now or may cellar for several years to come.

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Château Franc Mayne was bought by AXA-Millésimes in 1984 from the nephew of a Libourne négociant by the name of Theillasoubre, who had owned it for some years, and died with no descendants. In June 1996, the château was sold to a Belgian entrepreneur named Georgy Fourcroy.[1]

Since 2005 Château Franc Mayne has been owned by Griet & Hervé Laviale. There have been major renovations both in the main house and the wine making facilities, with a new vat house containing wooden and stainless steel vats. The property also comprises 2 hectares of underground quarries.


Production surface: 7 ha
Soil: clay-limestone
Vine planting density: 6,000 roots per hectare
Average age of grape vines: 30 years old
Reasonable protection, double Guyot pruning system, deleafing, thinning
Harvest: manual in crates


Double sorting: mechanically by maturation level (by Tribaie) and manually
Pre fermentation cold maceration at 9°C during 7 days
Alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel and wooden vats
Post fermentation maceration at 30°C during 15 days
Malolactic fermentation in new oak barrels

In French oak barrels during 18 months
70% in new oak barrels, 30% in one-time-used oak barrels
Growing on the sediments (on Oxoline rotational racks) during 6 months
Maturation in the underground quarry during 12 months
Fining and filtering before bottling, but not for every plot

Appellation : A.O.C. Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

Alcohol : 12.5%

Varietal Grapes : 90% Merlot 10% Cabernet franc

Vintage : 2009

Bottle Size : 750 ml