Château Fombrauge, Grand Cru Classé de Saint-Émilion, 2014
Region: Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc
Bright and clear with a superb ruby hue. Red berry fruit, such as redcurrants, coming through with notes of plum. Round, fruity and smooth, the palate shows balance, elegance and freshness with a lovely finish.
Discover this estate, which is not only the largest Grand Cru Classé in Saint-Emilion in terms of surface area but also a window on the history of France. “Fons Brogiera: a spring surrounded by heather”. This was the first mention of the name Fombrauge which, for 6 centuries now, has epitomised the elegance of the Grand Cru Classé wines of Saint Emilion. From the Canolle family in the 15th century to Bernard Magrez today, six families have succeeded each other in owning and running Château Fombrauge, providing the estate, which harvested its first grapes in 1599, with a rare stability and a pioneering spirit beyond compare.