Château Haut-Mayne, Sauternes, Half bottle

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A fabulous Sauternes wine from this superb producer, regarded alongside the best crus from Barsac and Sauternes, based a few miles north east of the village of Sauternes and Château d'Yquem.
Type:
Vintage:
2015
Size:
37.5cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
96% Semillon, 4% Sauvignon
Style:
Sweet
ABV:
14%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Sauternes
Body:
Rich and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2026
Closure Type:
Cork
£14.99
 

Château Haut Mayne

Château Haut-Mayne, owned by the Moumazeilles family, is located on a plateau in Preignac in the northern part of the Sauternes appellation. The Haut-Mayne vineyard comprises 10 hectares planted on clay and limestone.

Tasting Notes

A rich and full wine with aromas of dried fruits. Silky and elegant with good length.

Food Matches

Wonderful as an aperitif, or an ideal accompaniment to Roquefort cheese.

Vinification

Made using 96% Semillon and 4% Sauvignon grapes. The grapes are picked manually by passing through the vineyard 3 or 4 times, with a further sorting just before pressing. After being completely destemmed, the grapes are placed in a hand operated basket press, where the juice then runs into cement tanks or barrels. The maceration process is relatively lengthy and all the wine is aged in barrel, of which 25% is new each year. Bottling takes place after approximately 18 months in wood.