Chateau Franc Mayne, the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, has been sold to Jean-Pierre Savare, Chairman of Oberthur Fiduciaire, one of the world’s largest banknote printers
Chateau Franc Mayne has 7 hectares of vines located in a single block around the chateau on the westerly slopes of the Saint-Emilion plateau. It previously belonged to Griet Van Malderen and Hervé Laviale, who purchased it in 2005. They still own Chateau de Lussac in Lussac-Saint-Emilion and Chateau Vieux Maillet in Pomerol.
Jean-Pierre Savare is already the majority shareholder of Chateau Paloumey in the Haut-Medoc, whose co-owner, Martine Cazeneuve, will take over the running of Chateau Franc Mayne.