2016 Merlot Cabernet

2016 Merlot Cabernet
Case contains 6 bottles
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€39.00 per case
(€6.50 per bottle)
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Silver medal winner at the 2018 Concours Général Agricole in Paris and 2 stars in guide Hachette 2019, Vibrant and intense fresh ripe fruit aromas. Soft, juicy, succulent and long-lasting flavours with a delicious weight of pure ripe fruit and a smooth, velvety texture.


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.

Technical Summary

Wine Notes

Additional Information

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 Silver medal winner at the 2018 Concours Général Agricole in Paris, Vibrant and intense fresh ripe fruit aromas. Soft, juicy, succulent and long-lasting flavours with a delicious weight of pure ripe fruit and a smooth, velvety texture.
Cellaring Cellar for up to six years.
Food pairing Aperitifs, charcuterie, oily fish, paella, red meat.
ABV 13%
Wine Awards

Wine Awards

Silver Medal at the Concours Général Agricole in Paris 2018 2 Stars Guide Hachette 2019
Personalise your wines

Personalise your wine

Personalise your wines

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

Please contact Richard Boden on +44 (0) 1256 772898
or email richard.boden@grandmayne.net with details of your requirements. We’ll get prices and lead times straight back to you.

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.

Wine Reviews

Feefo Reviews - Average 100% (35 reviews)

Date Score Customer Comment Our Response
12-Jul-2019 Product:

29-May-2019 Product:

As Above
18-Apr-2019 Product:

As Above
25-Jan-2019 Product:

As Above
19-Dec-2018 Product:

Good flavour and quite spicy. Remained fresh for three days as the bottle was consumed. Will get even better I think
22-Nov-2018 Product:

The service is Brilliant. The wine is superb & it is excellent value for money. What's not to like?
29-Oct-2018 Product:

21-Jun-2018 Product:

Not quite as good as expected. A little ‘thin’.
May improve after a couple of months
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30-May-2018 Product:

As Above
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10-Mar-2018 Product:

As always Grand Mayne is always good especially the 2015 Merlot Cabinet as all wines have been from day one 1969 was it!
Same with the Sauvignon.
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25-Feb-2018 Product:

Good everyday wine at an excellent prce
24-Feb-2018 Product:

I have had the Merlot Cabernet before & have always enjoyed it. This vintage is particularly enjoyable with all the flavours that I normally expect from Grande Mayne. Thank you for the great review of our Merlot Cabernet.
12-Feb-2018 Product:

The 2015 Reserve M/C is already drinking well and will undoubtedly be a blockbuster in a few more years in bottle. Thank you for the great review.
04-Feb-2018 Product:

A fantastic wine at a very good price. Thank you for the positive review. The 2016 vintage won silver in Paris last month!
01-Feb-2018 Product:

Brilliant service and the wine was excellent, and extremely good value. I'm never disappointed with Grand Mayne. Thanks for your great review. Much appreciated.
28-Jan-2018 Product:

This is a lovely good value everyday wine. Quite light but with lots of promise. Thank you for this great feedback. Much appreciated.
28-Jan-2018 Product:

Good Many thanks for this positive review on our Merlot Cabernet.
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