A subtle and attractive Sauternes
Château du Mayne is a beautiful enclosed estate of 10 hectares including the seven-hectare-vineyard along a park. The sand and limestone soil here is deep, dry and very warm. Our wines are consistently subtle and attractive.
Thérèse de Lamourous was born in this house around 1750: she was the founder of the Order of the Miséricorde and is set for beatification.
From 1937, Château du Mayne became the property of the Sanders family, who already owned Château Haut-Bailly (Nowadays, a Graves Cru Classé under the Pessac Léognan AOC).
Since 1999, the château belongs to the du Hayot family.
The vines are 35 years old on average, with a combination of 90% Sémillon and 10% Sauvignon.
The hand-picking harvest lasts 5 weeks; the “successive sorting” method means 2 to 4 pickings for each plot.
Vinification is done through fermentation inside thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks and ageing lasts 2 years in stainless steel tanks.
Château Mayne du Hayot produces 20,000 bottles a year.
Reviews and medals
Silver medal – 2011 Blaye Challenge
Nice and rather deep golden colour. A distinct nose of candied citrus. Dense palate balanced with distinct acidity. Nice overall harmony with little complexity.
Light golden colour. Rich yet subtle nose of lemon, grapefruit and beeswax. A round and harmonious wine with great freshness and distinct aromas. Classic and effective.
Guide des vins Gilbert & Gaillard
Bronze medal – 2008 Blaye Challenge