Château Fombrauge 2015

Château Fombrauge 2015

Château Fombrauge
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Fons Brogiera: a source surrounded by a land of heather ... This is how appeared for the first time the name of Fombrauge which embodies for six centuries the elegance of Saint-Emilion Grands Crus. From the Canolle family, back in the XVth century to Bernard Magrez in 1999, six families have followed the fates of Château Fombrauge, providing the Estate an unparalleled stability and an unsurpassed pioneer soul. The first harvest at Fombrauge occurred in year 1599. Discover the Grand Cru Classé largest area of Saint-Emilion and witnessed the history of France. The estate goes back to the 16th century, which makes it one of the oldest châteaux in the Saint Emilion region. The beautiful 17th century old country manor was originally the cloister of the town’s Carthusian Monastery. Owned by Jacques de Canolle in 1466, the estate later belonged to the Dumas de Fombrauge family, who implemented the first quality winemaking in the estate in the 18th century.

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James Suckling (94)

A vivid and bright red with plum and spice plus hints of cedar and sandalwood. Medium to full body, silky tannins and a flavorful finish. The plush tannins to this give it weight and opulence. Needs a year or two to soften

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Vintage 2015
Grape Varieties Merlot, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Type Red
Age of Vines 35 years old
Vinification Manual sorting in a vibrating table, followed by destemming Fermentation in wooden vats and small capacity concrete tanks. Cold pre-fermentation maceration (8°C). Fermentation at low temperature (28°C) Maceration for 28 to 32 days
Elevage 18 months in oak barrels (45% new oak 45% second fill and 10% concrete tank)
Soil Type Clay subsoil with a large proportion of limestone covered by a deep layer of Günz gravel