Profile of Mailly

The Mailly wine estate in Champagne is something of a modern legend in Champagne, a shining example of how shared ownership and a passion for quality can produce spectacular results. Founded in 1929 by a large group of Champagne growers, Mailly was initially born out of adversity and a desire to overcome the odds. This property’s story began with the great stock market crash of 1929 and subsequent economic depression which hit the region’s fortunes hard, as demand for luxury products plummeted. The growers were faced with a choice: continue to struggle alone or join forces and strive to prosperity. They chose the latter!

They established a co-operative, then known as the association of Mailly Champagne growers with a single-minded vision, to produce the best Champagne in the village of Mailly. Their motto, ‘a la tete par la main’ (together we can make it happen) bound them together on their journey to greatness. The growers could have scarcely chosen a better location, as the sacred terroir of Mailly was classified as Grand Cru, the top Champagne ranking in 1920. Grapes had been grown in the village since the late 12th century and the wines of Mailly had been favored by the nobility since the middle ages. The growers, recognizing this potential and with an unrivaled knowledge of their cherished terroir, produced powerful and long-lasting wines with a reputation which ensured they found willing buyers, despite the less than favorable economic conditions.

Today, the wines of Mailly are presided over by the gifted winemaker Herve Dantan. His energy, combined with the grower’s prowess in cultivating the grapes, has ensured that Mailly remains one of the most dynamic co-operatives in the region; producing rich, moreish Pinot Noir dominated Champagne. Visitors only need to glimpse the unique seven-story gravity-fed installation to realize that this is a rather special organization. The growers wanted a modern winery, not a stately Chateau to be a symbol of Champagne’s diversity. Taste their quality wines on a special wine tour with us, touring the extensive cellar and enjoying views of the majestic vineyards- an experience that none will forget and all will treasure.

Wines produced

  • Mailly Brut Reserve

    75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay from Grand Cru vineyards in the Mailly district. Maturation in bottle. Produced from a blend of wines aged up to 15 years in oak barrels.

  • Mailly Brut Rose

    90% Pinot Noir from Grand Cru vineyards in the Mailly district. Maturation in bottle.

  • Mailly Blanc de Noirs

    100% Pinot Noir, produced from Grand Cru vineyards in the Mailly district. Maturation in bottle.

  • Mailly Extra

    75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay from Grand Cru vineyards in the Mailly district. Maturation in bottle and oak barrel. Released after 5 years ageing.

  • Mailly Demi-Sec

    75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay from Grand Cru vineyards in the Mailly district. Extended maturation in bottle. Produced in a sweet style with some residual sugar. Blended with 40% ten year old reserve wines.

  • Mailly Le Feu Millesime 2000

    75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay from Grand Cru vineyards in the Mailly district. Maturation in bottle. Only Produced in excellent Vintages, a blend of wines from one vintage.

  • Mailly L’Air Millesime 2005

    75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay from Grand Cru vineyards in the Mailly district. Maturation in bottle. Only Produced in excellent Vintages, a blend of wines from one vintage.

  • Mailly Brut Millesime 2004

    75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay from Grand Cru vineyards in the Mailly district. Maturation in bottle. Only Produced in excellent Vintages, a blend of wines from one vintage.

  • Mailly L’ Intemporelle Rose Millesime 2006

    60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay from Grand Cru vineyards in the Mailly district. Extended Maturation in bottle. Only Produced in excellent Vintages, a blend of wines from one vintage.

  • Mailly L’ Intemporelle Brut Millesime 2006

    60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay from Grand Cru vineyards in the Mailly district. Extended Maturation in bottle. Only Produced in excellent Vintages, a blend of wines from one vintage.

  • Les Echansons Millesime 2000

    75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay from Grand Cru vineyards in the Mailly district. Extended Maturation in bottle and oak barrels. Only Produced in exception Vintages, the prestige wine of the property. Low quantities produced.

Winery details

Mailly

28 rue de la Liberation
51500 Mailly
France
Tel +33 (0) 03 26 49 41 10
Fax +33 (0) 03 26 49 42 27

Appellation
Champagne
Founded
1929
Area under vine
70 hectares
Age of vines
30 years+
Oak barrel origin
French
Winemaker
Herve Dantan
Production
45,000 bottles per annum
Grape varietals
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

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