Château Fonréaud

Listrac Médoc

Very intense wine, the hint of Petit Verdot adds spicy notes and intensify the fruity taste of the Merlot.

Size: Bottle
Price Range
CONCOURS BRUXELLES
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WINE ENTHUSIAST
89-91/100
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Château Fonréaud is well-known for its historic vineyard and the quality of its wines. Its name comes from a legend, and it enjoys a privileged location on the highest point in the Médoc.

Fonréaud, was formerly called Font-réaux, meaning “royal fountain”. A legend tells us that in the 12th century, the King of England (probably Henry II Plantagenet, the husband of Eleanor of Aquitaine) quenched his thirst from a spring he found on the grounds.

The chateau was built in 1855 by Henri Le Blanc de Mauvesin according to plans drawn by the architect Louis-Michel Garros. It will charm you by the elegance of its architecture.

Leo Chanfreau bought the estate in 1962. Today, Jean and Marie-Hélène Chanfreau are carrying his work.

Couleur

Red

Millésimes

2012

Appellations

Listrac Médoc

Superficie du vignoble

32 hectare in a single block

Sol

Pyrenean gravel with a clay limestone subsoil

Encépagement

52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot & 3% Petit Verdot

Élevage

Maturing lasts around 12 months in merrian oak barrels

Prix Rang

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Conditionnement

Bottle

Year after year the vineyard has been improved: the Cabernet Sauvignon produces a very intense wine, the hint of Petit Verdot adds spicy notes and intensify the fruity taste of the Merlot.

Thanks to a subtle blend of grape varieties, the terroir comes through beautifully in round wines with ripe tannin, fine structure that develops beautifully on the palate.

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