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Chateau Mayne Vieil Cuvee Alienor 2016

  • WE92
750ML / 14.5% ABV
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3.7 125 Ratings
750ML / 14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Red, lively, and intense color. Aromas of intense cooked fruit, and fine wood. The palate is very supple, ample, and good length with a well-balanced finish.

Pair with red meat and cheeses.

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This is the top wine from this Fronsac estate. Aged in wood, it shows both fruit and wood tannins that give spice and structure to the flavors. Generous, juicy Merlot is lifted by the fresh acidity at the end. Drink from 2022.
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Chateau Mayne Vieil

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Chateau Mayne Vieil, France
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From 1500 to 1809 Mayne-Vieil belonged to the DePaty family. The squire DePaty, Lord of Mayne-Vieil, built the winery in the 17th century. It was eventually replaced in the 18th century by the fortified house with an elegant chartreuse that currently stands on our grounds today.

Mayne-Vieil was then purchased by the Fontemoing family; a group of renowned vintners from Libourne. They created a new Fronsac vineyard which produced the so-called "new french claret"-high and aged wines similar to those being produced by the English merchants from the Chartrons in the Médoc.

In 1918, Louis SEZE acquired the property. A few years later, he abandoned his notary office to devote himself to Mayne-Vieil. His son Roger, an agronomist who succeeded him in the early 1950's, expanded the vineyards to make a contigous and beautiful plateau . He was the first proprietor of Mayne Vieil to begin bottling and selling the wine directly to private clients.

His children Bertrand and Marie-Christine Sèze succeeded Roger SEZE in the 1980's. They enlarged the domain of Mayne Vieil to more than 10 hectares.

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