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Château Fonroque Grand Cru Classé  2010 - Lot of 6 Bottles
Château Fonroque Grand Cru Classé  2010 - Lot of 6 Bottles Château Fonroque Grand Cru Classé  2010 - Lot of 6 Bottles Château Fonroque Grand Cru Classé  2010 - Lot of 6 Bottles

Château Fonroque Grand Cru Classé 2010

A Saint-Émilion Grand Cru with biodynamic certification - a fact which is sufficiently rare to be worth pointing out - in a full of character, well-balanced, elegant wine.

  • €252
  • Price per bottle: €42
  • En stock
    Livraison (standard) estimée entre le 28/10/19 et le 31/10/19

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Lot Description: Château Fonroque Grand Cru Classé 2010

Lot description

  • Quantity 6 Bottles
  • Level:6 into-neck
  • Label: 5 very slightly marked label, 3 very slightly damaged label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : yes
  • Alcohol percentage : 14.50 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Émilion
  • Classification: Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: GFA du Château Fonroque
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet franc
  • Peak: Drink ideally by 2025
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Biodynamics
  • Size (in ha): 18
  • Volume: 78000 bottles
  • Intensity : Classic
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Château Fonroque's wines, which in the oldest vintages can sometimes be tannic, reveal a delightful character. Seductive, mellow and full-bodied, they should be allowed to age for a few years in order to give full expression to their flavours.

    Owned by the Moueix family since 1931, Château Fonroque has been managed by Alain Moueix, a trained agricultural engineer and oenologist, since 2001. Fonroque's vineyard covers 20 hectares to the northwest of the ancient town of Saint Emilion. It consists of plateaus (fairly shallow soil with slabs of limestone close to the surface), slopes (clay-limestone) and plots at the base of the hill (with less limestone). The presence of limestone in most of the soil gives Fonroque's wines a freshness, length and sleekness very typical of Saint Emilion's greatest wines. It also enables the production of wines with a capacity to age and develop character: the clay brings strength and density, while the limestone brings minerality.

    Following his experience with other properties in France and elsewhere (such as Château Mazeyres in Pomerol, and the purchase of a property in South Africa in 1998) Alain Moueix decided to convert the vineyard to organic methods in 2002. He continued on this path, gradually making a full transition to biodynamic agriculture.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
89+/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
89/100Wine Spectator
84/100Decanter
16/20Jancis Robinson
91-92/100James Suckling
16/20RVF
16/20Le Point
92/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak Drink ideally by 2025