Chateau FOMBRAUGE Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 1999

Wine Region: Bordeaux - France

Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Tasting notes: The nose is quite expressive, of medium complexity. We recognize in the first place the red fruits blackcurrant and cherry. Delicious, supple, the palate is characterised by its balance: acidity and a virtual absence of tannins. Nice finish, elegant, fresh.

About the winery:
Chateau Fombrauge is one of the oldest estates in St Emilion as it dates back to 1679. Although vines were cultivated on the site as far know as 1599.
The charming, regal chateau is one of the nicest Chateau in the Right Bank. In fact, it would be at home next to any chateau in the Medoc! Chateau Fombrauge takes its name from one of the earlier owners, Dumas de Fombrauge, who was also a member of the French government in the 1700s.
However, the modern age for Chateau Fombrauge really starts in 1999, as that was the year Bernard Magrez purchased Fombrauge from the Hans Just company. One of the first moves made by Bernard Magrez was to hire the ubiquitous Michel Rolland as their consultant.
The massive, 60 hectare Right Bank vineyard of Chateau Fombrauge is planted to 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec. The vineyard is perhaps the largest, or at least second biggest vineyard in the Saint Emilion appellation.