Owned by the Nony family for over 70 years, Grand Mayne has a beautiful terroir in the western part of Saint-Emilion.
The south-west facing vineyards are located on the Côte de Saint-Emilion and at the foot of this slope.
The soil is clay-limestone and sand on clay.
The vineyard is carefully tended (green cover, integrated pest control, etc.). Since the 70's, Jean-Pierre Nony has regularly made technical investments such as the addition of new temperature-controlled wooden vats in 2000.
Michel Rolland is Grand-Mayne's wine consultant back to 1975. From that time, the estate produced wines orientated towards aromatic, ripeness, rather rich flavours with beautiful concentration.
From 2001, Marie-Françoise Nony, together with her sons Damien and Jean-Antoine, have taken over the management of Grand-Mayne.
After a bad patch in the early 1990s, Grand-Mayne's turnaround began with the superb 1995 vintage. In addition to the remarkable 1989 and 1990, Château Grand Mayne also produced very reliable vintages in 2000, 2004 and 2008.
The critics regularly rate Grand-Mayne above average for the appellation. Château Grand Mayne's Quality/Price ratio is unquestionably very attractive to wine lovers who want to enjoy an good Saint-Emilion without breaking the bank.
Grand-Mayne, Les Plantes du Mayne (second vin)