Chateau Mayne Mazerolles Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux 2018

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Chateau Mayne Mazerolles Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux 2018

Country - France

Region - Bordeaux

Grape Varieties - Merlot 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Malbec 10%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Chateau Mayne Mazerolles

Tasting notes - An elegant, black fruited wine with discreet notes of spicy, vanilla oak and wild sage. Opulent and textured with fine, smooth tannins and blackberry flavours that linger on the persistent finish. 

 

Chateau Mayne Mazerolles Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux 2018

A finely textured wine with juicy blackberry fruit and
discreet notes of liquorice and vanilla on the rounded
finish.
Producer Note
The historic property of Château Mayne Mazerolles is situated close to the town and
Citadel of Blaye, a Vauban fortress which is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The vineyard stretches over 30 hectares in the Blaye appellation on the right bank of
the Gironde in Bordeaux. The estate is now managed by winemaker Jacques Chardat
who follows a philosophy of utmost respect for the vines, cultivating the vineyard
sustainably and is in conversion to organic status. He produces stunning Merlot based
wines of real character.
Vintage
Despite initially challenging weather, the 2018 Bordeaux vintage was excellent. The
winter was unusually wet and remained so throughout the spring. Hail also struck some
vineyards during this period. However, conditions eased, allowing for a successful
flowering followed by a particularly hot, dry summer with surprisingly cool nights, from
June through to September. September brought welcome rains, reviving the vines.
Harvest took place under ideal conditions, producing small, thick-skinned and highly
concentrated berries, resulting in rich wines, slightly raised alcohol levels, with
balancing acidity and a fresh, fruity appeal.
Vineyard
The Château is located in the town of Cars, in the appellation of Blaye Côtes de
Bordeaux. The vineyard is made up of south facing plots on a plateau with claylimestone soils and a terroir known locally as “gruppes”, which is formed of small, white
pebbles. The vineyard is cultivated according to traditional and sustainable viticulture
practices, with an emphasis on respecting the soil, the environment and the vine. The
vines are trained according to the double Guyot system and are carefully pruned to
ensure a maximum yield of 45 hectolitres per hectare. The soil under the vines is
scattered with oats or barley to produce a green manure; insecticides are not used.
The vineyard is in conversion to organic.
Winemaking
Traditional Bordeaux vinification, with pre-fermentation maceration taking place at low
temperatures, in order to extract the vibrant fruit flavours. Fermentation took place at
controlled temperatures. 20% of the wine was aged in barrels for six months; the
remainder was aged in vat to retain the purity of fruit, elegance and freshness.
Tasting Note
An elegant, black fruited wine with discreet notes of spicy, vanilla oak and wild sage.
Opulent and textured with fine, smooth tannins and blackberry flavours that linger on
the persistent finish.
Grape
Merlot 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Malbec 10%
Winemaker: Messieurs
Caseneuve,
Chardat &
Freteaud
Region: Bordeaux
Subregion: Blaye Côtes de
Bordeaux
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%

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