François-Albert Macquin took over Domaine de Maisonneuve in 1885, the same year he bought Château Pavie, Puygenestou and Château La Serre which were unified to become Château Pavie-Macquin. Today, Domaine de Maisonneuve is run by Denis Corre-Macquin, Francois-Albert’s grandson. The vineyard borders those of the Saint-Emilion appellation and is located on a south-facing hilltop with fantastic exposure and chalky soils perfect for Merlot. Aged for 12 months in oak barrels, the ripe fruit is enhanced by gentle woody and spice notes. A beautiful cherry-colour with violet hints. The nose reveals scents of red fruit with sweet spices mixed with savoury, woody notes. The palate is round and supple, with soft tannins on the finish. A very typical right bank claret, this would be fantastic served with cheese and figs, veal or Beef Wellington.