Founded in 1897 at the heart of the Bordeaux wine region, wine trading house Yvon Mau has built up unique expertise in Bordeaux wines. In the early 20th century, Yvon, the founder’s son, would ride around the region on his penny-farthing bicycle (later to become the company’s symbol) in search of new wines.
Ever faithful to the land and village of its origins, Yvon Mau has grown to become one of the leading players in Bordeaux. A subsidiary of the Freixenet Group (the world’s 9th largest wine group) since 2001, the company now makes almost half its turnover in exports.
With over a century of expertise, a true passion for the Bordeaux wine region and the emphasis placed firmly on quality and creation, Yvon Mau has redefined the role of the Bordeaux trader and restored prestige to the profession. This strategy is reflected in the company’s brand development (Yvecourt, Premius…) but also in the creation of ranges of châteaux wines (L’Esprit de Bordeaux, Révélations d’Hubert de Bouard…) showing the company’s ambition to move upmarket and the momentum in its drive for international expansion.
As the fourth largest trading house on the Bordeaux marketplace, Yvon Mau is present in 80 countries and generates consolidated earnings of €110 million, of which 40% in exports.
Providing customers and consumers all over the world the very best in Bordeaux wines, that is the Yvon Mau philosophy.
Yvon Mau Merlot
Yvon Mau Merlot is made up 100% merlot, and boasts an intense red robe with flashes of deep crimson. On the nose, it is elegant and expansive, with prominent red fruit aromas. The Yvon Mau Merlot is supple yet ample on the palate, and is undeniably rich.
Yvon Mau Cabernet Sauvignon
This classic is made purely of Cabernet Sauvignon grape variety, coloured with a resplendent purple robe. The nose combines lively red fruit aromas of blackcurrant and cherry with a subtle touch of vanilla. The Yvon Mau Cabernet Sauvignon is well-balanced on the palate, with great maturity of flavour and a tannic structure which is dense yet silky-smooth.
Château de Lavison
The Château de Lavison is made with the greatest care and attention by Alexandra Martet (Famille Martet) and is mainly compromised of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grape varieties. It boasts a briliiant ruby red colour. The Château de Lavison is fine and fruity with black cherry, blackberry and wild peach, set off nicely by spicy hints of pepper and nutmeg. On the palate, it is supple and fleshy in the attack and as the wine opens out, it is structured around spicy black fruit flavours before slipping smoothly into a wild plum and cashew nut finish.
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