The construction of the original Saint Emilion chateau started at the end of the fifteenth century, when it was created by the Laveau family.
The Laveau family can be traced back to Chateau Grand Mayne as early as 1685. Jacques Laveau, was the founder of the St. Emilion estate. At the time it was created, Grand Mayne had 30 hectares under vine.
His son, Jean ended up purchasing, prized parcels of vineyard land from Chateau Soutard for a song from the Combret de Milon family.
This additional purchase allowed Laveau to enlarge the estate of Chateau Grand Mayne to almost 250 hectares. This included 62 hectares of vines on the plateau, the hillside and the foot of the sandy slopes of Saint Emilion.
Today, due to numerous transactions over the years, the Right Bank property is much smaller. Currently, Chateau Grand Mayne is closer to 21 hectares.
Region: Bordeaux, France
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot