Chateau Mayne-Vieil 2010
From 1500 to 1809, Chateau Mayne-Vieil belonged to the de Paty family. L'ecuyer de Paty, Lord of Mayne-Vieil, built the winery in the 17th century. And, in the 18th century the fortified house was replaced with an elegant charter house. Mayne-Vieil was then purchased by the Fontemoing family, a group of renowned vintners from Libourne. They created the new Fronsac vineyards, which produced the so-called "new French clarets" - great wines that were produced and aged with the same methods used by the English merchants from Chartrons, in the Medoc. In 1918, Louis Seze acquired the property and today the Seze family have expanded the estate and increased their international presence, particularly in the United States. A cracking wine from Fronsac, Bordeaux with real old-world charm, Chateau Mayne Vieil is rustic and warm with great earthy aromas and a satisfying finish.
100% Merlot. Leafy, earthy aromas on the nose with notes of red currants and spice. Clean in the mouth with gentle tannins and good fruit flavors. The finish is attractive and long. Great with beef dishes, venison or wild boar, stew, or strong, hearty cheeses.