• "Asteries" tour - Wine class
  • "Asteries" tour - Wine class
  • "Asteries" tour - Wine class
  • "Asteries" tour - Wine class

Tour and tasting : "Asteries" tour - Wine class

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

4.7/5 140 ratings

Detailed description

This 1h30 experience will allow you to discover the backstage of a Grand Cru Classé, visit beautiful underground galleries and be introduced to Bordeaux wine tasting.

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 an introduction class to Bordeaux wines through a commented tasting of 4 wines 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
- 1 wine of the left bank wine area

1h30min

on average

From 1 to 6

adults

36€

per adult

Useful information

  • Languages spoken : English, French
  • Payment methods : Credit card, Bank check, Cash
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Visite
By Harald for Visite "Astéries" - Atelier oenologie 8 months ago 5
Tres Bonne Visite
Superbe expérience
By Manon for Visite "Astéries" - Atelier oenologie 8 months ago 5
Expérience enrichissante de bout en bout, merci à notre guide (Dorine?)! Le vin est fabuleux, n’hésitez pas.
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By Anais for Visite "Astéries" - Atelier oenologie a year ago 3.7
Nous avons beaucoup aimé cette visite et la dégustation était vraiment bien également
Top!
By Nadia for Visite "Astéries" - Atelier oenologie a year ago 4.7
Vraiment très chouette, guide sympathique et visite intéressante, le tout sous le soleil !

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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