Marks and reviews
With origins dating back to the 16th century and the first harvest in 1599, Château Fombrauge is one of the oldest crus in Saint-Émilion. The magnificent property has a chartreuse dating from the 17th century. Under the direction of the Dumas de Fombrauge family, Château Fombrauge became a true model for Bordeaux viticulture. Today, this Bernard Magrez property is one of the finest crus in Saint- Émilion.
Château Fombrauge 2022 is a Saint-Émilion wine from a vineyard located around Saint-Christophe des Bardes. The vines are 30 years old on average and are planted on clay-limestone soils with Fronsadais molasse. The vineyard, which has been awarded the High Environmental Value Level 3 label, is maintained on a plot-by-plot basis with grassing of the vine rows and ploughing.
A warm, wet winter preceded a warm, dry spring. The summer was marked by scorching conditions and very little rainfall.
Winemaking and ageing
Intra-plot selection. The grapes were harvested by hand in crates and sorted manually and optically. Extraction adapted to each vat. Long vatting periods (30 to 35 days).
Cabernet Franc (29%).
The colour is deep.
The nose releases rich fruity and spicy fragrances.
The palate entices with its subtle combination of depth and character, its freshness, fine tannins, gourmet taste and its balance.