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.

Features

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

Tasting

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

Conservation

2020-2030

Product from a High Environmental Value farm
SME: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR BORDEAUX WINES

Ratings & Awards

  • 95/100

    James Suckling

  • 94/100

    Yves Beck

95/100

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."

94/100

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
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Climate
  • 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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For a more sustainable future of wine, we preserve the terroirs of our Vineyards.

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