Château de Fontenille Bordeaux Rouge 2017

The vines of Château de Fontenille have flourished on gravel terroirs bathed in generous sun since the 13th century. Hidden among the vineyards was a pilgrimage route to the neighboring Benedictine monastery, Abbaye de la Sauve Majeure, whose monks tended to the vines for hundreds of years. With nearly 80 acres dedicated to Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon, the history of this site is alive in the gravel and clay dominated soils that contribute to the complexity of the Château de Fontenille Bordeaux Rouge. Composed of mostly Merlot, this wine is elegant, harmonious and the perfect value to share with friends.

Tasting Notes

A very pleasant ruby color, Château de Fontenille Bordeaux Rouge is elegant and round on the palate with a fine, lingering finish. Well structured and full bodied, this wine represents the character and the authentic personality of the great red Bordeaux.

Production Info
Soil composition
Clay, Sand, and Gravel
Training method
Double-Guyot
Elevation
380 feet
Vines/acre
2,000
Yield/acre
2.6 tons
Total SO2
90
Year vineyard planted
1524
Bottles produced of this wine
50,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Fining agent
None
Type of aging container
50% barriques (1/3 new), 50% stainless steel tanks
Length of aging before bottling
1 year
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.72
Residual sugar
1.96 g/L
Acidity
3.37 g/L

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