Château Fombrauge Red 2015

Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Émilion

Six centuries of history. Château Fombrauge embodies the elegance of Saint-Emilion's Grands Crus Classés . The estate boasts an exceptional terroir, giving it elegance, complexity and distinction. The wine from Château Fombrauge is matured using traditional methods, combined with innovative, environmentally-friendly practices, which give it charm and complexity.


Appellation: AOC Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
Location: Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes
Blend: 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Age of vines: 25 years
Planting density: 6,600 vines/ha


It offers a rich, generous bouquet with layers of black cherry, iodine and a hint of licorice. These aromas have a slightly drunken feel. On the palate, the wine shows more restraint and finesse, clean and pure with lightly spiced red fruit, hints of licorice and white pepper, and a subtle touch of bay leaf towards the finish, which reveals well-integrated oak. Let this wine rest in bottle for 5 to 8 years and you'll have a fine Saint-Émilion on your hands.

Food & wine pairing

  • Red meat
  • Ripened cheeses
  • Mediterranean cuisine
  • Duck dishes
  • Mushroom dishes



Product from a High Environmental Value farm

Ratings & Awards

  • 95/100

    James Suckling

  • 94/100

    Yves Beck


James Suckling

"A rich, complex Fombrauge, with great depth of fruit and fine tannins. Remarkable balance and beauty. Very long on the palate and tasty. Impressive."


Yves Beck

"Deep purple with violet highlights. Youthful bouquet revealing notes of graphite and cocoa. Aeration reveals a touch of licorice and blackcurrant. Elegant attack with great finesse. The body is perfectly balanced, with a healthy symbiosis of flesh and muscle. Elegant, grainy tannins. I think this wine has a lot of merit, as it is in no way exuberant and proudly displays its fine, yet concrete character. A kind of quiet strength. Fruity finish. Well done. 2022-2040. "

Winegrowing singularities

Wine Singularities


  • Plot-by-plot soil maintenance (grassing, ploughing)
  • 1st leaf-thinning in July
  • 2nd leaf removal in September
  • Parcel-by-parcel selection by terroir, grape variety and vine age
  • Intra-cellular selection using drone-derived vigour and maturity maps
  • Hand-picked in small crates
  • Table sorting before and after destemming by 20 qualified personnel
  • Gravity-fed, small-capacity (70hl) wooden, stainless steel and concrete vats
  • Pre-fermentation maceration for 4 to 8 days at 8°C
  • Fully manual punching down
  • Maceration time: Merlot from 28 to 32 days, Cabernets from 26 to 28 days.
  • Aged 18 months: 45% in new barrels, 45% in one-wine barrels, 10% in latest-generation concrete vats.
  • Spring 2015 in Saint-Émilion was marked by favorable weather conditions, with mild temperatures and moderate rainfall. These conditions enabled regular flowering and good fruit set.
  • Summer 2015 was hot and dry in the region, with little rain and prolonged sunny days. These conditions favored optimal grape development and contributed to fruit ripening.
  • Autumn was mild and relatively dry in Saint-Émilion in 2015. Temperatures were favorable for a slow and complete ripening of the grapes, resulting in a good balance between sugar and acidity in the berries.
  • Winter 2015 in Saint-Émilion was characterized by relatively mild temperatures and generally clement weather conditions. However, there were a few cold spells, particularly in January and February, with temperatures dropping below zero degrees Celsius, but without reaching extreme levels of frost.

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