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Château Fombrauge

Saint Emilion grand cru classé

Château Fombrauge - Saint Emilion grand cru classé

Vinification

Parcel selection per terroir, grape variety and age of the vines. Selection inside the parcels thanks to relevant information on maturity and vine strength provided by the drone. Harvest in small crates. Sorting on a table before and after destemming by 20 qualified people. Vatting in small capacity wooden tanks (70 hectoliters) by gravity flow. Pre-fermentation maceration for 4-8 days at 8°C. Manual punching down. Maceration for 28-32 days for the Merlot, 26-28 days for the Carbernet. Aging for 18 months in 45% new oak barrels, 45% one year-old barrels, 10% in state-of-the-art ciment tank.

Commentary

Sight: Ruby red, with luster and clarity. Smell: Expressive nose of regular complexity, primary notes of red fruits, blackcurrants and cherry. Taste: Appealing, supple and light. The palate is characteristic of its balance: acidity and almost total absence of tannins enhance the impression of roundness. Attractive, elegant and fresh finish.

Grape variety

89% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon

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Domain
Château Fombrauge

Training the vines

Traditional Bordeaux cane-training with two canes. Controlled grassing. Debudding, leaf thinning, green harvesting if necessary.

The terroir

Calcareous clay on an asteriated limestone base, with a localized presence of iron, Fronsadais molasse on the slopes and at the foot of the slopes.

Âge de la vigne

30 years old

Appellation

Saint Emilion

Date de plantation

1613

Wine pairing with food
Château Fombrauge

The suggestion of wine pairing with food

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"Supreme of partridge with cabbage and foie gras" (Joël Robuchon)

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