73,1% Merlot. 24,3% Cabernet Franc. 2,6% Petit Verdot. Gravel soils give this Mazeyres wine smoky aromas and a chiselled, mineral texture. Clay brings undergrowth notes and a rounded, fleshy structure. Biodynamics promotes finesse and freshness. The texture of Château Mazeyres wines consistently offers the velvety touch characteristic of fine Pomerol.
Château Mazeyres sits on terraces to the west and south of the Pomerol appellation. The 25.5 hectares vineyard is split into 3 distinct zones, each with different soils.
Part of the magic of French terroir is the fact that it finds a balance between soil and grape variety, in other words a soil that will provide the relevant grape variety with the best possible nutrition. Our particular situation allows us to be at the northern limit of these grape varieties’ area of expression. Merlot, for example, is not planted in the Loire as it may not ripen fully there. The benefit of our excellent geographical location enables us to make beautifully dense wines with refined tannins.
Harvesting by hand in crates. Careful sorting of grapes on arrival at the vat house. Fermentation in temperature-controlled concrete or stainless steel vats according to the terroir, vine age and grape variety. Gentle and slow
extraction tailored to the potential of each vat. Maturation 30% new barrels, 50% that have contained at least one previous wine, 20% in 7hl ovoid concrete vats. Average yield 38 hectolitres per hectare. Average production is around 60,000 bottles/year.
Château Mazeyres is a Directoire style manor house surrounded by 25.5 hectares of vines, which have been cultivated using biodynamics since 2012 and certified since 2018. The estate is on a Gallo-Roman site with roots dating back to the 2nd century BC.
Pomerol was created by the Isle river. Material was deposited during the Middle Pleistocene due to erosion of the Pyrenees and the Massif Central. There are 3 distinct zones within the Pomerol terroir. First there is the plateau, with higher levels of clay, then the start of the plateau edge where clay remains very present but is mixed with pebbles, and finally the series of terraces, created by erosion caused by the Isle to the west and south and by the Barbanne to the north. The Pomerol soils are rich in iron oxide deposits, known as ‘crasse de fer’. It is widely accepted that this is part of what gives Pomerol wines their typical style.