2020 Grand Mayne

6 x 750ml
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Winemakers Note

ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE 2020s Grand Mayne is surely one of the most promising property among the Grands Crus Classés of Saint-Emilion, with its "pied de côte" vineyard producing high quality wines. In the early 90’s, important works have been done to build an underground cellar, and Michel Rolland has been the consultant since the early 70’s : the vineyard was already a forerunner. Today, Jean-Antonine Nony is part of Bordeaux Oxygen, an association of young producers/owners, among which Mathieu Cuvelier from Clos Fourtet, Basile Tesseron from Lafon Rochet, Jean Triaud from Gloria and Saint-Pierre, or Juliette Bécot from Beau Séjour Bécot, promote their wines in a dynamic and different way. Special feature of the 2020 vintage - Earliest harvest (with 2003) since the family acquisition in 1934 - An ever greater presence of Cabernet Franc in the blend - The harvest is no longer protected with sulphite but replaced by the addition of bio-protection - The pump-overs are now all done by hand Tasting note The color is a darl red with purple reflections. The nose is marked by a great aromatic freshness of black fruits, sweet spices and typical notes of graphite and cedar. The palate is soft and velvety. Refine and long, it is marked by sweet aromas of fresh red fruits, freshly ground pepper and light notes of oak. The finish is long and smooth with finely chopped tannins. The wine is already marked by an incredile balance between density and tension undeniably characterizing a very great vintage.