2016 Chateau Fondarzac Entre-deux-mers
Name: Chateau Fondarzac Entre Deux Mers
Area: (see Map)
Owner: Famille Barthe
Description: A crystalline straw yellow colour in the glass. When shaken, the pleasant ﬂoral nose offers acacia, tropical fruit and very ripe pomelo aromas. Very fresh on the palate, with a lovely unctuous, crisp body, delicate aromas (citrus fruit) and a delightfully spirited ﬁnish.
Food pairing:Serve chilled to 7°/8°C. Enjoy from now with white meats, grilled ﬁsh and cheese (hard cheeses).
Grape varieties: Semillon 20% Sauvignon 80%
Superﬁcie / surface: 24 ha
Viniﬁcation: Traditional with thermoregulation
Bottling: Au chateau / At the chateau
- The Barthe family’s attachment to this ‘terroir’ is illustrated by the oldest inscriptions that can be found in the parish archives. This family wine estate, which is over four hundred years old, has been run by Stephane and Alain Barthe since 1997. The chateau is situated on the slopes of the Entre-deux-mers around the commune of Nauj an and Postiac.
The grapes are picked at an ideal level of ripeness, then de-stalked and sorted manually. Once the juice has settled, fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature, followed by cold stabilisation. The wine is thenracked and matured on the lees prior to blending and ﬁltering, and is bottled on the property.