Manoir whose original buildings date back to the 15th century, it was
the property of the Laveau family in the 18th and early 19th century,
when the area reached more than 130 ha, including 30 ha in vines. There
followed 5 owners before the acquisition by Jean Nony in 1934, trading
in Corrèze wine. Today, the estate is in the hands of Marie-Françoise
Nony, wife of Jean-Pierre Nony (son of Jean Nony) who died in 2001, and
his sons Jean-Antoine and Damien.
Terroir of the Château Grand Mayne
1.5 km west of Saint-Émilion, near Franc-Mayne, the 17 ha estate is
spread over a clay-limestone soil (coast), clay south (foot of coast)
and sands on clay to the west (lower part). This variety offers great
opportunities for the vineyard. The average age of the vines is very
slightly above 35 years. The grape variety is made of Merlot (80%),
Cabernet Franc (15%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%). The vineyards on the
coast are grassed, which allows among others to fight against erosion.