Chateau Fonplegade, Grand Cru, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France 2014

(1 customer review)

£ 54.00

Red plum, ripe black cherry and cedar

For centuries, the legendary Saint-Emilion wine region of Bordeaux has been hailed as the birthplace of some of the world’s most coveted wines. It is here that Chateau Fonplegade resides. Blessed with extraordinary terroir, this family owned, biodynamically farmed estate produces wines of both grace and elegance.

This blend is made from predominately Merlot. However, it includes just enough Cabernet Franc to imbue the wine with an elegant tannic structure. The Merlot gives it rounded red plum and black raspberry fruit flavours. The touch of Cabernet Franc adds a darker ripe black cherry with hints of olive tapenade and cedar. It has a sophisticated minerality, polished ripe tannins and a beautiful velvety texture.

Sourced from the estate’s oldest vines, the grapes are meticulously hand-farmed using organic and biodynamic practices to bring out the finest quality in each cluster. This wine from Chateau Fonplegade is a classic example of the wonderful wines this region produces.

Aged for 16-20 months in 60% new French oak barrels, 30% in 1-year-old French oak barrels and 10% in egg-shaped concrete vessels before blending.

Red, Dry | 75CL |14% ABV

Food and Wine Pairing
Merlot’s ripe red plum fruits makes it a very versatile wine in terms of food matching. Pairs brilliantly with all types of classic meat dishes. Steaks, a stuffed shoulder of roasted lamb or pan-fried duck breast are firm favourites. Also try with our pheasant or wild boar pates – the richness of which are perfectly balanced by the freshness of the wine.

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Red plum, ripe black cherry and cedar

For centuries, the legendary Saint-Emilion wine region of Bordeaux has been hailed as the birthplace of some of the world’s most coveted wines. It is here that Chateau Fonplegade resides. Blessed with extraordinary terroir, this family owned, biodynamically farmed estate produces wines of both grace and elegance.

This blend is made from predominately Merlot. However, it includes just enough Cabernet Franc to imbue the wine with an elegant tannic structure. The Merlot gives it rounded red plum and black raspberry fruit flavours. The touch of Cabernet Franc adds a darker ripe black cherry with hints of olive tapenade and cedar. It has a sophisticated minerality, polished ripe tannins and a beautiful velvety texture.

Sourced from the estate’s oldest vines, the grapes are meticulously hand-farmed using organic and biodynamic practices to bring out the finest quality in each cluster. This wine from Chateau Fonplegade is a classic example of the wonderful wines this region produces.

Aged for 16-20 months in 60% new French oak barrels, 30% in 1-year-old French oak barrels and 10% in egg-shaped concrete vessels before blending.

Red, Dry | 75CL |14% ABV

Food and Wine Pairing
Merlot’s ripe red plum fruits makes it a very versatile wine in terms of food matching. Pairs brilliantly with all types of classic meat dishes. Steaks, a stuffed shoulder of roasted lamb or pan-fried duck breast are firm favourites. Also try with our pheasant or wild boar pates – the richness of which are perfectly balanced by the freshness of the wine.

About the Producer
Château Fonplégade belongs to Stephen & Denise Adams who also own Château l’Enclos in Pomerol and White Cottage Winery in the Napa Valley. They have lovingly restored the Chateau and renovated the cellar and the winery and worked tirelessly in the vineyards which were certified organic in 2013. They now employ 100% Biodynamic principles. They also consult with renowned oenologist Michel Rolland and today Château Fonplégade is receiving great scores from wine critics from around the world and much appreciation in the glasses of wine lovers as well.

Serving Guide: Decant 30-45 minutes before serving or pour small quantities into larger glasses to start with. Drinking nicely now and has the potential for further ageing…2026 onwards

Wine: Château Fonplégade, Grand Cru Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France 2014
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub region: Saint-Émilion, Right Bank
Colour: Red, Dry
Grape Varieties: 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Size: 75CL
ABV: 14%

Although nearly any food is capable of causing an allergic reaction, only the bellow listed foods account for 90 percent of all food-allergic reactions. These foods are:
 
  • Cereals containing gluten, namely: wheat (such as spelt and Khorasan wheat), rye, barley, oats
  • Crustaceans for example prawns, crabs, lobster, crayfish
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Peanuts
  • Soybeans
  • Milk
  • Nuts; namely almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecan nuts, Brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia (or Queensland) nuts
  • Celery (including celeriac)
  • Mustard
  • Sesame
  • Sulphur dioxide/sulphites, where added and at a level above 10mg/kg in the finished product. This can be used as a preservative in dried fruit
  • Lupin which includes lupin seeds and flour and can be found in types of bread, pastries and pasta
  • Molluscs like clams, mussels, whelks, oysters, snails and squid
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1 review for Chateau Fonplegade, Grand Cru, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France 2014

  1. AUKSE ANDRIULIENE (verified owner)

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