Château Fonroque Grand Cru Classé 2014 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Château Fonroque Grand Cru Classé 2014

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color: Red
  • Organic
  • 13.50 %
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

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. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very slightly marked label, 1 very slightly scuffed label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
  • Classification: Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: GFA du Château Fonroque
  • More information....

Château Fonroque Grand Cru Classé serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Gigot aux flageolets, Lièvre à la royale, Rognon de veau grillé.

  • Vintage score: 16/20
  • Lot presentation
    Château Fonroque Grand Cru Classé

    Cuvée presentation

    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.

    Information about domain Château Fonroque

    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.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 very slightly marked label, 1 very slightly scuffed label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 13.50 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Saint-Émilion Grand Cru
    • Classification: Grand Cru Classé
    • Producer/Owner: GFA du Château Fonroque
    • Vintage: 2014
    • Color: Red
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics
    • Size (in ha): 18
    • Volume: 78000 bottles
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet franc
    Château Fonroque Grand Cru Classé
    Château Fonroque Grand Cru Classé

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    Château Fonroque Grand Cru Classé 2014

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