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Château de Fontenille, Bordeaux Rouge

France | 2017
vev
(1 customer review)

£13.95 a bottle

Vines have been grown at Fontenille since the 13th century. This wine has a youthful ruby colour. Produced in an approachable modern style, this is an elegant wine with lingering berry fruit notes. Well-structured, full bodied with characteristic smoky, cigar-box notes so typical of good red Bordeaux.

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Origin

The gravel, clay and free-draining soils of the Fontenille vineyards combined with the high winds that keep the grapes healthy, contribute to some of the purest wines that Bordeaux can produce. The vineyards are situated at an altitude of 110 metres above sea level in the Entre-Deux-Mers region between the Garonne and Dordogne rivers.

Producer

Vines have been grown at Fontenille since the 13th century and a pilgrimage route, protected by UNESCO, runs through the vineyards to the neighbouring Abbaye de la Sauve Majeure, whose monks tended the vines for hundreds of years. Stéphane Defraine bought the property in 1989 and has gradually renovated the buildings and replanted and extended the vineyards. He now owns 42 hectares, of which 12 hectares are white wine varieties and 30 are red. The wines represent excellent value, with considerably more weight, interest and purity of fruit than other examples at this price.

Grape Variety

80% Merlot , 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Food Match

Delicious with beefsteaks with tomato, roasted chicken, and lamb, char grilled vegetable.

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Alcohol Percentage

13.5%

Additional information

Region

Bordeaux

Style

Full Bodied & Rich Reds

Alcohol Percentage

13.5%

Food Pairing

Beef, Poultry, Red Meats, Roast Lamb, Roasted Vegetables

1 review for Château de Fontenille, Bordeaux Rouge

  1. ryanbrady1981

    This wine has a youthful ruby colour. Produced in an approachable modern style, this is an elegant wine with lingering berry fruit notes. Well-structured, full bodied with characteristic smoky, cigar-box notes so typical of good red Bordeaux.

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