75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc.
Clear, dark and deep-coloured. Attractive colour. A seductive nose with fruit and floral notes coming to the fore. Then red berries in particular come through with hints of black cherries, blackberries and elderberries. Immediately delicious and perfumed, very fruity and with a soft mouth-feel. And yet it rises to a crescendo in the finish.
This was the first mention of the name Fombrauge which, for 6 centuries now, has epitomised the elegance of the Grand Cru Classé wines of Saint Emilion. From the Canolle family in the 15th century to Bernard Magrez today, six families have succeeded each other in owning and running Château Fombrauge, providing the estate, which harvested its first grapes in 1599, with a rare stability and a pioneering spirit beyond compare.
With a vineyard covering 58.60 hectares, Fombrauge is the largest Grand Cru Classé of Saint Emilion, which brings a unique typicity and diversity to its terroir. The diversity of its soils and the vineyard’s wide range of exposures give the wine of Fombrauge its complexity and identity.
To ensure the full expression of the estate’s rich terroir, Bernard Magrez, the owner since 1999, today combines ancestral savoir-faire with precision viticulture.
The result is a sublime wine, the epitome of a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé.