Château Franc Mayne - 2004
« With a beautiful red colour and intense brick reflections, this wine offers a nose that begins to evolve towards notes of undergrowth, tobacco and then aromas of red fruit paste. The woodland is now perfectly integrated.
The palate, of an extreme roundness, progresses towards a still very dense finish and a remarkable freshness.
Combining the silky tannins, the aromatic complexity of cooked fruits and humus and ending with a slightly camphorated touch, this 2004 Franc Mayne reaches the age of maturity. A great tasting experience! »
Sophie Mage, Responsable technique
- Surface 6 hectares
- Soil Clay-limestone
- Average age of vines 30 years
- Grape varieties 90% Merlot - 10% Cabernet franc
- Planting density 6000/ha
- Yield 42 hl/ha
- Production 27000 bottles
- Harvest Manual
- Alcoholic degree 13% vol.
Vatting in temperature-controlled concrete vats
Long alcoholic fermentation at 30°C
Total fermenting time in vats : 30 days
Malolactic fermentation, 70 % of whole production in new barrels
- Ageing 80% in new barrels, 20% in barrels of one wine Duration: 16 months in underground quarries.