Château Mayne-Vieil is an estate in the commune of Galgon (on the Saillans-Galgon boundary) in the Fronsadais on the right bank of the Bordeaux region. It is the only vineyard in Galgon with the Fronsac AOC for its red wines. From 1500 to 1809, the Mayne Vieil estate belonged to the De Paty family. The squire De Paty, lord of Mayne Vieil built the large cellars in the XVIIth century and in the XVIIIth century the fortified house was replaced by an elegant Charterhouse completed at the end of the 19th century. by Jean Raymond Fontemoing, a time when the wines of Fronsac sold for more than their neighbours in Saint Emilion. It was acquired by the Sèze family in 1918, after the first world war.
Owner: Third generation of a family farm managed by brother and sister, Bertrand Sèze and Marie-Christine Charmail (née Sèze). Previously Roger Sèze (whose brother Olivier owned Château Charmail in Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne in the Médoc on Bordeaux’s left bank)
Vineyards: 45 hectares in a single block overlooking the Dordogne river. The soil is sandy, mixed with clay (David Peppercorn MW (1991, p.565).
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc. 32ha of Fronsac AOC, and 15ha of Bordeaux Rouge AOC. Clay-loam hillside, moderate slope. Yields are checked via permanent grassing inter-row and by green harvesting.
Winery: The cellars were built by the Lord of Mayne-Vieil in the 17th century, their great size a particularity among the farms of the Libournais.
Fronsac AOC, Château Mayne-Vieil
4, route de Saillans
F-33133 Galgon, France
Tel+33 05.57.74.30.06 | www.chateaumaynevieil.fr