• "Asteries" tour - 3 wines
  • "Asteries" tour - 3 wines
  • "Asteries" tour - 3 wines
  • "Asteries" tour - 3 wines

Tour and tasting : "Asteries" tour - 3 wines

Château Franc Mayne, Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

4.7/5 140 ratings

Detailed description

This 1h15 experience will allow you to discover the backstage of a Grand Cru Classé and visit beautiful underground galleries.

Here is the program :
- Discovery of the outside of the château : explanations on the winery's history and the classification of the Saint Emilion Grands Crus
- Explanations on the vineyard : characteristics of local grape varieties (Merlot and Cabernet Franc), the terroir and farming methods used by Château Franc Mayne (workhorse...)
- Visit of the vat house : explanations on the winemaking process through inox vats but also plot selection
- Visit of underground cellars : complete tour in the underground galleries highlighted by the scenographer Eric Le Collen. These underground galleries are dug into the limestone plateau at Astéries (explaining the name of the visit) dating from the Oligocene.
Explanations on the quarries' history (formerly used to extract the stones for the building of the city of Bordeaux), but also explanations on the soil composition and on the second period of wine ageing (a total of 1 year including 6 months in the underground quarries).

This visit will be followed by a commented tasting of 3 wines of the chateau in the tasting room :
- Les Cèdres de Franc Mayne : second wine of the château
- 2 vintages of Château Franc Mayne : first wine of the château

1h

on average

From 1 to 6

adults

22€

per adult

Useful information

  • Languages spoken : English, French
  • Payment methods : Credit card, Bank check, Cash
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Une belle découverte
By Laura for Visite "Astéries" - 3 vins a month ago 5
Une belle découverte autant au niveau historique que gustatif !Visite guidée bien détaillée et découverte d'un souterrain et d'un domaine unique.Merci pour ce moment de partage
Accueil et échanges sympathique
By Audrey for Visite "Astéries" - 3 vins 2 months ago 4.3
Découverte des sous sol de St Émilion, et dégustation des vins du domaine.
Génial
By Nathan for Visite "Astéries" - 3 vins 2 months ago 4.7
Très belle visite, avec des explications complètes et une attention génial. La visite avec ces galeries de calcaire était magnifique!
Super expérience.
By Ana for Visite "Astéries" - 3 vins 3 months ago 4.7
Très belle expérience. L’accueil, la visite intégrale ont été intéressants et chaleureux. Nous avons choisi la formule incluant la découverte de la carrière ( n’hésitez pas, très surprenante et chargée d’histoire). La dégustation à notre goût puisque nous avons conclu par l’achat de bouteilles.
Expertly done with fun
By JP from Laguna Beach California for Visite "Astéries" - 3 vins 4 months ago 5
It was a last minute booking made on line late at night ! Makes you wonder at first. All went perfect. The domaine is nicely maintained. The staff is so accommodating and multi lingual, knowledgeable, courteous and captivating. What more can you expect. I give them an A+ and would recommend to my fellow visitors in the area. The wine tasting in the cave was very well done. Thank you.

Winery wines

  • Les Cèdres de Franc Mayne
    2014 - Red wine
    18.50€
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    Appellation : Saint Emilion Grand Cru
    Grape variety : Merlot noir
    Style : Light-bodied red

    Appellation : Saint Emilion Grand Cru
    Grape variety : Merlot noir
    Style : Light-bodied red

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  • Les Cèdres de Franc Mayne
    2017 - Red wine
    19€
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    Appellation : Saint Emilion Grand Cru
    Grape variety : Merlot noir
    Style : Fruity red

    Appellation : Saint Emilion Grand Cru
    Grape variety : Merlot noir
    Style : Fruity red

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  • Château Franc Mayne
    2011 - Red wine
    38€
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    Appellation : Saint Emilion Grand Cru
    Grape varieties : Cabernet franc, Merlot noir
    Style : Full-bodied red

    Appellation : Saint Emilion Grand Cru
    Grape varieties : Cabernet franc, Merlot noir
    Style : Full-bodied red

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  • Château Franc Mayne
    2004 - Red wine
    42€
    More infos
    Appellation : Saint Emilion Grand Cru
    Grape varieties : Cabernet franc, Merlot noir
    Style : Full-bodied red

    Appellation : Saint Emilion Grand Cru
    Grape varieties : Cabernet franc, Merlot noir
    Style : Full-bodied red

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Localisation

Château Franc Mayne, Grand Cru Classé, 14 la gomerie RD243, 33330 Saint-Emilion
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