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Château Fombrauge 2018

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DELIVERY BY EARLY 2021
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A red grand vin from Saint-Émilion

A Grand Cru of Saint-Émilion, the Château Fombrauge 2018 is made from a blend of Merlot (90%) and Cabernet Franc (10%).

A Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé, Château Fombrauge is located on the right bank of Bordeaux. Its vineyard is one of the oldest in Saint-Émilion. Located in Saint Christophe des Bardes, the vineyard covers 58 hectares of vines planted in a great clay-limestone soil with molasses du fronsadais.

A highly precise vinification was carried out in a fragmented way, with each plot and grape variety picked only when the fruit was ripe and taking into account the age of the vines. The intra-parcel selections were made by using a drone to establish maps of maturity and vigour. Once harvested by hand, the fruit was sorted on a table, before and after destemming, by a team of 20 people. The fermentation was carried out in oak, stainless steel and small concrete tanks using gravity.

The grand vin of the estate, the Château Fombrauge 2018 was aged for 16 months in new barrels (40%) and barrels of one previous wine (60%). A Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Émilion signed Bernard Magrez.

Parker : 92-94 / 100
J. Robinson : 15,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Fombrauge gives up expressive scents of Black Forest cake, blackberry compote and Morello cherries with touches of plum preserves, spice box and potpourri. Full-bodied with a firm, velvety texture and plenty of freshness, all that rich, black fruit delivers a long, spice-sparked finish.
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
15,5

J. Suckling
93-94

Vinous - A. Galloni
91-94

Wine Spectator
91-94

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Libournais

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Color
Red

Producer
Château Fombrauge

Classification
Grand cru classe

Parker
92-94

Allergens
Contains sulphites