Saint émilion grand cru
Nestled against the “Côte de Franc”, the slope from which it gets its name, the Château Franc Mayne vineyard is made up of a single block of vines, deeply rooted in its sloping terroir and on the prestigious limestone plateau of Saint-Emilion, 1 kilometre from the village.
14 LA GOMERIE
– RD 243 –
+33 (0)5 57 24 62 61
The Savare family
With the ancient Gallo-Roman path running alongside, the estate is located to the north-west of Saint-Emilion. The coaching inn built there in the 16th century, a stop-off on the route to Santiago de Compostela, testifies to a long tradition of hospitality at the estate.
Enchanted by this idyllic château set amongst its vines and attracted by the richness of the terroir, the Savare family purchased the estate in 2018. With a new team, they set about creating a wine that would subtly express this richness.
A commitment was undertaken to preserve the long-term future of this estate with its one hundred year-old trees and rich variety of vegetation. Motivated every day in their eagerness to sustain nature and protect the vines, the team also took a significant step in 2019 with the estate’s conversion to organic farming.
Combining limestone, clay, sand and marl, the vineyard is made up of the main soil types characteristic of this part of the Saint-Emilion appellation. Such diversity within such a narrow surface area is the distinguishing feature of Château Franc Mayne.
The team’s mission is to produce grapes, and then wine, with precision and rigour, seeking to bring out the potential of each plot and a tension in the wine that is balanced by the finesse and deliciousness of the fruit. Both in the vines and the cellars, this meticulous, hand-crafted approach is the signature style of Château Franc Mayne.
90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc
Limestone plateau, slope, clay, and sand over a clay subsoil.
7 hectares (17 acres)