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Château Maylandie is situated in the heart of the region Corbières (the area of the Cathars religion & the crusades). It has belonged to the family Maymil for more than half a century. In the last twenty years, the planted grape varieties have been improved and the winery and aging-cellar have been modernised while respecting the wine-making tradition.
Family history
Jacques Maymil (1920), a contractor from Narbonne and passionate about viticulture, bought some vineyards in the 1950’s around Ferrals, the place from where his mother came. Upon harvesting the grapes, he took them to the village’s cooperative winery,
In 1975, his son, Jean Maymil (1947), decided, with his wife Anne-Marie, to put a lot into the family’s wine estate which counted 30 hectares of vineyards.
In 1987, only two years after the establishment of AOC Corbières by the INAO, Jean Maymil decided to create his own winery in order to sell his production on his own brand: “Château Maylandie”. The name Maylandie is derived from the union of the names of Maymil and Landrodie, his wife’s maiden name.
At the same time, he pulled up wide-yield grape varieties and planted grape varieties such as Grenahe Noir on a sunny hillside.
Since 1999 he has engaged himself in "Ecological Agriculture» under the labels “Agriculture Raisonnée” and VITEALYS, in order to express its respect for the environment and consumer. He belongs to “Vignerons Indépendants” association.

Now, after communication and marketing studies, Delphine Maymil (1975), the daughter, works beside her parents Jean and Anne-Marie, while waiting to take over the management of the estate

"The appellation CORBIERES is the biggest wine area of Languedoc..."

The appellation CORBIERES is the biggest wine area of Languedoc and it is split into 9 terroirs. It’s principally on the terroir of Boutenac, which is renowned for producing very good wines thanks to the terroir (pebbly-chalky-clayey soil and Mediterranean climate), that are planted the 20 hectares of Château Maylandie’s vines. Château Maylandie has the particularity to have more Grenache Noir than Carignan as it is used to be in the Corbières. Besides these two grape varieties, Château Maylandie also has Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cinsault, Grenache Blanc and Bourboulenc, giving exquisite aromas of red or white fruits and spices.

Vignoble :
  • répartition des cépages :
    • pour les vins rouges et rosé AOC Corbières : 40% de Grenache noir, 24% de Carignan, 14% de Cinsault, 12% de Syrah et 10% de Mourvèdre
    • pour le blanc AOC Corbières : 50% de Grenache Blanc et 50% de Bourboulenc
    • pour le vin de pays : 100% de Merlot
  • Vignes essentiellement plantées sur le terroir de Boutenac, sur des coteaux caillouteux argilo-calcaires (molasse de Miocène)
  • grandes parcelles : 2 ha de moyenne
  • rendements : entre 25 et 50 hl/ha
  • âge des vignes : entre 3 et 80 ans ; moyenne : 40 ans
  • taille essentiellement en double cordon de Royat et un peu en gobelet-éventail
  • labours et traitements suivant les cahiers des charges Agriculture Raisonnée et Vitéalys®
  • ébourgeonnage manuel et vendanges en vert sur la plupart des parcelles
  • Vendange principalement mécanique. Vendange manuelle pour les macérations carboniques (carignan) et les vins de garage (Carnache)
  • Vinifications : selon le cépage et le type de vin souhaité, méthodes traditionnelles (macération carbonique) ou modernes (thermorégulation, macération préfermentaire à froid, micro-oxygénation)

    Organisation du domaine : respect de la législation sur l'hygiène et la sécurité dans l'industrie agroalimentaire avec la méthode HACCP (traçabilité)