Château Franc Le Maine 2012 – Magnum



Silver Medal at the 2015 Brussels World Competition
Recommanded at the 2015 Decanter Awards

“Intense garnet robe. Menthol, red fruit, spice, grilled hints and cocoa on the nose against a woody background. Smooth attack, supple and big on the palate with distinct fruit. Tight tannins. Harmonious overall. Keep it in your cellar a bit longer.”

From the Gilbert et Gaillard Guide – Tasted in May 2015

Additional Information


Magnum – Wooden Case

Vineyard Origins

XVth century, acquired in 2008 by Philippe Bardet

Surface Area

11,71 ha

Soils types

Sand with gravel, sandy or clayey sand subsoil

Average age of the vines
Grape varieties
Planting density

5,800 vines per hectare


Natural permanent grass cover crop


Integrated farming and sustainable production, certified High Environmental Value and Iso 14001


Unique grape screening technology

Pre-fermentation soak

Gentle at low temperature


The fruit is soaked gently in new-generation tanks in which the marc is immersed thereby enabling the extraction of silky tannins from the skins.

Aged in barrels

50% new barrels & 50% one-year-old barrels

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