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The Vineyard

The Lussac Saint-Emilion Appellation

Château Mayne Blanc is located in Lussac Saint-Émilion, whose fame of wines was spread to as far as England in the olden days, even though it was once destroyed by foreign invasion and rebuilt by the Benedictine monks in the 13th century.


This production area with its geographical features was established by ‘Lucius’ during the Roman times when he first imported and planted its first vine. The amphi-theater shaped Lussac Saint-Émilion facing south equips its vineyards with naturally good drainage and plenty of sunlight (slopes).


Merlot flourishes in the sandy-clay and limestone soil of Lussac Saint- Émilion.

The Vineyard

Château Mayne Blanc is a magnificent vineyard located in Lussac Saint-Émilion, on the right bank of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, the very heart of the Bordeaux wine producing region.


The unique geographical location of Château Mayne Blanc provides it with plenty of sunlight, and conditions for the massive planting of Merlot. Its great terroir gives its wines subtle aromas, while its noble and elegant architecture makes it one of the most classic representations of wine producing estates of the area.


Its vineyard soil is made up of clay-limestone, covering a surface area of 21 hectares, having 85% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec.

Our grappe varieties


The Merlot grape is responsible for the major allure of the red wines in the vicinity of Saint-Émilion, near Lussac Saint-Émilion. Exceptionally well-adapted to the region's terroir, the grapes ripen early and effortlessly. Merlot grapes are harvested early to preserve acidity and produce medium-bodied wines with moderate alcohol levels, offering flavors of fresh red fruits (raspberries, strawberries), and occasionally vegetal notes. Conversely, late harvest aims to achieve physiological maturity and produce wines of intense purple color, full-bodied, with high alcohol content and velvety, intense tannins, featuring flavors of plums and blackberries.


The Cabernet Franc, a distant relative of Cabernet Sauvignon, blooms and reaches maturity at least a week earlier. It is often used in blends with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the Bordeaux style. Cabernet Franc brings a fragrant complexity and wonderfully aromatic flavors of raspberry and blackcurrant to the wines of Château Mayne Blanc.


The Cabernet Sauvignon offers a wide range of flavors; at full maturity, it can reveal nuances of blackcurrant, even blackberry. The aromas of blackcurrant often blend with notes of black cherries and black olives in Bordeaux wines. These wines are characterized by their full body, pronounced tannins, and marked acidity that enhances their aging potential. Our stringent standards ensure that only the finest, perfectly ripe Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are selected for the red wines of Château Mayne Blanc.


The Malbec grape tends to have a dark color and robust tannins, and is one of the six authorized grape varieties in Bordeaux wine blends. The Malbec grape has thick skin and requires more sunlight and warmth than Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot to ripen. It ripens mid-season and can contribute a very deep color, abundant tannins, and a distinctive plum flavor component to add complexity to blends.

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