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Chateau Mayne Viel Grand Vin de Bordeaux Fronsac 75cl
Chateau Mayne Viel Grand Vin de Bordeaux has a ripe and pure nose. Offering creamy black fruit and dark roast coffee. Tannins are certainly firm but ripe and beautifully pure and linear. The palate is concentrated and already well-knit, if still a little youthful. Fully packed with intense black, mulberry-flavoured fruit and the ripeness makes this very drinkable now and it will continue to develop more complexity over the next 5 years.
The vineyard is in Fronsac and planted on fairly steep slopes of clay and silt soil. The 35 year old Merlot vines are trained low and planted close together. Permanent grass cover and green harvesting keep yields low. 85% of the wine is matured in concrete vats and 15% in barrel for at least three years.
Perfect with roasted or grilled red meats and mature cheeses.