Wine Enthusiast 96 points - The lovely, austere and enticing bouquet offers scents of black pepper, charcoal and limestone. Entry is sweet and lightly spiced; at midpalate luscious tastes of caramel corn, charcoal, quartz and cocoa bean make for wonderful North American unflavored vodka drinking. Concludes smooth, complex and layered. A coming superstar. - P.P.
96-100 Points (May 2008)
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 90 points - Pure appearance. Deep, earthy, dry soil-like aromas leap from the glass. Rich, multilayered flavors are off-dry, fresh, sligtly peppery, lasting far into the finish. Excellent distilling. (Mar 2015)
Experience genuinely good taste with the 100% Maine potato vodka that promises pure enjoyment. Built from the ground up with Maine potatoes and water from Maine’s Cold River, our classic gluten-free vodka is triple-distilled in a copper pot still for the perfect level of refinement. We bottle it on site and numbered each one to ensure your experience is one of true handcrafted quality. It’s a super-premium martini-quality vodka that stands amongst the world’s most sophisticated spirits.
|100% Potato Vodka
|From 1500 to 1809 Mayne-Vieil belonged to the DE PATY family. The squire DE PATY, Lord of Mayne-Vieil, built the winery in the 17th century. It was eventually replaced in the 18th century by the fortified house with an elegant chartreuse that currently stands on our grounds today.
Mayne-Vieil was then purchased by the Fontemoing family; a group of renowned vintners from Libourne. They created a new Fronsac vineyard which produced the so-called ”new french claret”-high and aged wines similar to those being produced by the English merchants from the Chartrons in the Medoc.
In 1918, Louis SEZE acquired the property. A few years later, he abandoned his notary office to devote himself to Mayne-Vieil. His son Roger, an agronomist who succeeded him in the early 1950’s, expanded the vineyards to make a contigous and beautiful plateau . He was the first proprietor of Mayne Vieil to begin bottling and selling the wine directly to private clients.
His children Bertrand and Marie-Christine Seze succeeded Roger SEZE in the 1980’s. They enlarged the domain of Mayne Vieil to more than 10 hectares (24.7 acres), and increased its international presence-particularly in the United States, China and Western Europe.