Chateau de Fontenille Bordeaux Rouge 2014

£9.99

 TASTING NOTE

A smooth ruby colour. Elegant and round on the palate with lingering berry fruit. Well structured and full bodied, this wine perfectly represents the great character and authentic personality of the great red Bordeaux.

The gravel/clay, free-draining soils of the Fontenille vineyards and the high winds that keep the grapes healthy contribute to some of the purest wines that Bordeaux can produce. The vineyards are situated at an altitude of 110 meters above sea level in the EntreDeux-Mers region between the Garonne and Dordogne rivers.

The 2012 vintage was a growers‘ one. Permanent follow-up and rigorous work in the vineyard allowed for a harvest of very good quality grapes. Harvest dates were chosen according to grape tastings in order to check maturity of the grapes. Merlot was picked in mid-October.  A gourmet, fruity and silky vintage.

The grapes were destemmed and crushed before undergoing fermentation at 25°C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The varieties were vinified separately and 50% was aged in new French oak barrels for 18 months, the other 50% in vats. The wine was then blended and bottled.

13.5% abv

Chateau de Fontenille Bordeaux Rouge 2014
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