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2016 Prelude De Fombrauge Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

We could not speak of Saint-Émilion without mentioning Château Fombrauge, Grand Cru Classé of Saint-Émilion . Anchored in the history of the region's vineyards, it was from the 16th century that Fombrauge developed its wine-growing activity . For more than six centuries, this château has embodied the elegance of the Grands Crus Classés of Saint-Émilion . Only six families have succeeded one another since the beginning of its history, the estate has thus experienced incomparable stability. Each owner acted with the aim of prevailing Fombrauge of an unmatched pioneering soul. Fombrauge means “source surrounded by heather”, still today we find these sources in the heart of the vines.
The area of ​​the vineyard, of more than 58 hectares, offers a terroir of unique typicity. This typicality lies in the diversity of the soils and in the multiple exposures of the plots.
Since 1999, Bernard Magrez has put his know-how at the service of Fombrauge.

The AOC Saint-Emilion-Grand-Cru covers the same geographical area as that of Saint-Emilion and is located in the Libournais on the right bank of the Dordogne. To carry the grand cru mention, the production conditions are stricter than that of the AOC Saint-Emilion: a yield limited to 40hl / ha and a compulsory 12-month aging. The appellation covers 4,030 ha of limestone, clay-loam and sandy soils. Merlot dominates the blends of this AOC, but Cabernet Franc and Cabernet-Sauvignon are also vinified there. Saint-Émilion-Grand-Cru produces 150,291 hl of red wines each year.

 

    • Country: France
 
    • Region: Bordeaux
 
    • Name: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
 
    • Domain: CHÂTEAU FOMBRAUGE
 
  • Type of culture: Conventional cultivation
    • Assembly: Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon
 
    • Vintage: 2016

    Category: Bordeaux, Red, Saint Emilion

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