Owned by the Domaines Delon, Château Nénin embodies, according to the Delon family, "the expression of a great Pomerol ageing wine." This 19th century property was acquired by the Delon family in 1997 and underwent a major restructuring that has brought Château Nénin to the top of Pomerol.
The vineyard of Château Nénin covers an area of 32 hectares in the Pomerol vineyards. The vines are planted on a mosaic of soils composed of clay, siliceous gravel, quartz, granite, basalt pebbles and iron residue.
Fugue de Nénin is the Second Wine of Château Nénin which was first produced in the 1997 vintage. Fugue contains a higher proportion of Merlot than the estate’s Grand Vin. It is therefore more accessible while expressing the identity of Pomerol and the estate. The name Fugue comes from the world of music, a fugue being a repetition of the main theme, which here is the Grand Vin Château Nénin. Fugue de Nénin is a hedonistic wine, gourmet, round and silky, which can be tasted earlier than the Grand Vin but still giving great pleasure.
The frost recorded at the beginning of April had little impact on the vineyard, thanks to late pruning and the teams’ methods of combat against it. A hot and dry spring, favouring the development of the vines, preceded a scorching summer. Despite this extreme climate, the harvested grapes reveal a delicate combination of freshness and roundness.
Fugue de Nénin 2022 is a blend of Merlot (90%) and Cabernet Franc (10%).