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Chateau Fombrauge, Saint Emilion Grand cru 2010

Bordeaux, Saint Emilion Grand Cru

Great Vintage

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Description

2010 has been an exceptional year for the Bordeaux wine and this Chateau Fombrauge is definitively a grand Cru!

This Saint Emilion, is harvested in in small crates, then the grapes are sorted on a table before and after destemming by 20 qualified people. Vatting in small capacity wooden tanks, each grapes are macerating separately then aged for 18 months in 45% new oak barrels, 45% one year-old barrels, 10% in state-of-the-art ciment tank!

Average age of the vines is 35 years old

The 2010 blend is approximately: 77% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Cabernet Franc

Tasting Notes


EYE:
Ruby with luster and Clarity
NOSE:
Expressive nose with primarity notes of red fruits, blackcurrants and cherry.
MOUTH:
Notes of chocolaty espresso intermixed with incense, black cherries and black currants. The palate is characteristic of its balance: acidity and almost total absence of tannins enhance the impression of roundness. Attractive, elegant and fresh finish.

Light

Powerful

Simple

Complex

Red Fruits

Black Fruits

Light Tannins

Heavy Tannins

Dry

Sweet

Food Pairing

Beef, Cold Cut or Lamb

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