December 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 20

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WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB • 1-800-949-9463
WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB SELECTION
“ BORE • doh BLONK “
As with so many châteaux in Bordeaux, Haut
Mayne’s history goes back over 100 years. It
was founded by the Boyer family, one of the
dynasties in France’s most coveted wine
region.
What is quite distinctive here is that the
winemaker is Madame Catherine d’Halluin,
daughter of the Michel Boyer, the fifth
generation of Boyer to run the company.
While not totally uncommon, you wouldn’t
need all your fingers and toes to count the
number of women winemakers in Bordeaux.
Fortunately, that’s changing and all for the
better.
The Boyer family goes back several centuries
in winemaking, with ownership interest
in several Classified Growth Châteaux. The
most prestigious of these is the Fifth Growth,
Château Haut Bages Libéral in Pauillac, the
most distinguished and renowned village in
Bordeaux, which is home to three of the five
First Growths.
Graves is unique in Bordeaux in that it is
almost better known for its whites than its
reds. That may have something to do with
the fact that some of the greatest white
wines in the world come from Graves. Many
châteaux make both red and white, and in
most cases the whites are more expensive.
There’s a reason for that: These wines are
truly incredible.
Ours is the classic blend of 60% Sauvignon
Blanc and 40% Sémillon. It is one of the
most exotic wines made. From the gravel
and earth tones to the stone fruit, apple and
pine, it just sings.
Region: Graves, Bordeaux, France • Alcohol: 12.5%
CHÂTEAUHAUTMAYNE
Bordeaux Blanc, 2016
Gravel, Slate, Stone
Fruit
Rich, Powerful Lilac
and Cream
Now through 2026
Seafood, Game, Fowl
Golden Straw
Large and Lovely
ITEM #: B1217W1IF
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