The quality of a red wine comes from the maturity and natural concentration of the grape.
At Grand Mayne we take special care to control the production of our grapes. This is achieved by pruning the vines to avoid excess production, removing surplus vegetation throughout the growing season and introducing a “green Harvest” to cut off a certain percentage of the crop in August before the vintage.
We have also invested in a leaf- removing machine which reduces the leaves surrounding the bunches of grapes by 30 percent, allowing the grapes to receive more sun and light and ripen more evenly. The vintage for red grapes normally starts towards the end of September when the grapes are picked by machine which automatically removes any unwanted leaves and stalks.
A pre-selection at the vineyard also ensures that any unwanted grapes are removed. Then the grapes pass through a “fouloir” where they are lightly crushed before being pumped into temperature controlled stainless steel vats.
The maceration, colour extraction techniques and fermentation temperature and length depend on the year and cuvee. The un-oaked red wine of Domaine du Grand Mayne is intended to be soft and fruity so during the wine making we want to extract the colour from the skins – but not too much tannin. This means a short maceration, during which we regularly pump the juice over the skins, followed by a controlled fermentation at 30 degrees.
The grapes are then pressed and the young wines are left in the vats to settle out during the following months. The secondary malolactic fermentation, when the naturally occurring malic acid (found in apples) is converted into the softer lactic acid (found in milk) occurs naturally during the winter months. Our un-oaked wine is then matured in stainless steel for eighteen months. Before bottling, we add fifteen percent of oak-aged wine to give extra finesse and length.
Priced per case of six bottles
For that extra special touch our wine labels can be personalised to your requirements. Click here for more information.
- Wine Notes
Bottle Size 75cl Grapes Merlot 80 % Cabernet sauvignon 15% Cabernet franc 5% Vinification Nocturnal harvest with selective sorting. Cold pre-fermentation maceration. Gentle extraction. 18-month maturation in stainless steel vats. Tasting A great vintage with matured and fresh red fruits. The roundness of the Merlot is balanced by the spicy freshness of the Cabernets. A tasty and playful wine that dances on the palate. Cellaring Cellar for up to six years. Food pairing Aperitifs, charcuterie, oily fish, paella, red meat.
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For that extra special touch you can personalise our labels with a message for gifts, weddings, or other special events for an additional charge of just 20p* (Euro 0.25) per bottle.
We have personalised labels for corporate occasions, for Christmas, for special birthdays, wedding anniversaries and for many other occasions when your words in mean so much more. Click here for examples..
The choice is yours, so let us know what you’d like and when you need the wines.
Alternatively, we can hand write your message on one of our distinctive Grand Mayne cards, and deliver your gift direct.
*£40 (€50) minimum label charge.
To find out more
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If you’re not familiar with our wines, we can arrange a specially priced sample pack and sample pdf labels to come straight out to you.