A fleshy and ripe wine with aromas of dried fruits (pineapple, apricot, quince) and notes of crème brulée and honey. Rich, oncuous mouthfeel, and an ideal partner for foie gras, Roquefort cheese or as an apéritif.
Château Haut Mayne is located on a plateau in Preignac, just down the road from the village of Sauternes, not far from the Château Bastor Lamontagne, and a few kilometers from Château d’Yquem and Lafaurie Peyraguey. Haut-Mayne is owned by the Roumazeilles family, who also owns the nearby Château Grillon. The Haut-Mayne vineyard is comprised of 10 hectares (25 acres) planted on clay and limestone. The grapes are picked during three or four passes through the vineyards, with a further sorting just before pressing. After being completely destemmed, the grapes are placed in a hand operated basket press, where the juice then runs into cement tanks or barrels. The macération is relatively long, and all the wine is ultimately aged in barrel, of which 25% is new each year. The final blend is normally 85% Sémillon and 15% Sauvignon Blanc. Bottling takes place after approximately 18 months in wood.