Fugue de Nénin was created and first sold in 1997. Fugue comes from sandy-clay soils found in the eastern part of the Château's vineyards, as well as from the young vines planted on the great plateau terroirs. This second wine is a typical example of the charm of Pomerol. Fugue is a reference to music; it means a repetition of the main theme. This name makes sense when you taste the wine — Fugue complements the tonalities of its older sibling extremely well, while providing its own attractive and entertaining rendition. The wines are smooth and silky and can be enjoyed earlier than those of the Grand Vin.
Notes and Reviews
Wine Enthusiast (89)
This is soft, round and beautifully ripe with just a touch of perfume. A rich wine that is only lightly structured, juicy and forward.
|Grape Varieties||Merlot, Cabernet Franc|
|Age of Vines||30 years on average|
|Vinification||Fermentation and maceration in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats|
|Elevage||12 months in oak barrels (20% new)|
|Soil Type||Siliceous clay, gravel, quartz, granite, iron-deposits and basalt pebbles|