Ch Fonplegade St Emilion Grand Cru-Wine-Wineseeker
$102.00

$120.00

Ch Fonplegade St Emilion Grand Cru

Voluptuous and organic St Emilion Grand Cru wine with minerality, black fruits and good tannic structure

Region
  • France
  • France - Bordeaux
Style
  • Organic
  • Red Wine
Varietal
  • Merlot & Cabernet

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Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) Up to 12 bottles $2.50
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
Ship to: Waiheke Island Up to 12 bottles Add + $12.00
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As our flagship wine, Château Fonplégade is the ultimate expression of our terroir. It is also a wine of impeccable balance, bringing together the finest attributes of our vineyard to create a complex and complete expression of Saint-Emilion winemaking. From our oldest vines grown in clay and limestone rich soils, Château Fonplégade gains its sophisticated signature minerality, as well as its sweet tannins and soft, velvety mouthfeel. Though our old-vine fruit forms the rich, compelling core of Château Fonplégade, a modest amount of grapes from somewhat younger vines is also incorporated in the blend, adding voluptuous black fruit notes and tannic structure. Château Fonplégade is aged for 18 to 24 months in 60% new French oak and 40% one-year-old cooperage.

For centuries, the vine rows of Château Fonplégade have been the source for some of Saint-Emilion’s most coveted winegrapes. Grown in ideal limestone and clay soils, and nourished in drier years by the deep under-ground water source that feeds the fountain of Fonplégade, our vines benefit from a harmonious relationship between the elements—a relationship that yields wines of uncommon grace and grandeur. As stewards of these cherished vine rows, we cultivate our vineyard using strict ECOCERT organic practices, both to preserve the purity and character of our grapes, and to ensure the legacy of Château Fonplégade for generations to come.

THE WINE:
VARIETALS: 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
PRODUCTION: 3500 Cases
ORGANIC : since 2013

VINIFICATION AND AGEING:
VINIFICATION : Cuves bois tronconiques et barriques 500L (25%)
VATTING TIME: 35 à 40 jours
AGEING: 18 à 24 mois
BARRELS: 85% neuves, 15% cuves ovoïdales en ciment
YIELDING : 30 Hl/Ha

THE VINEYARD:
SUPERFICY: 18,5 hectares
SOILS: Plateau calcaire et coteaux argilo-calcaire
SITUATION: Château Belair-Monange, Canon Lagaffelière, L’Angelus et Canon
AGE AVERAGE OF OUR VINES: 30 ans
YIELDING PRODUCTION : 8400 pieds/hectare

Reviews for the 2014
Antonio Galloni 90-93/100
Neal Martin: 89-91/100
Wine Spectator: 89-92/100
Bernard Burtschy: 16.5/20
Vinum: 16/20 (EP)

Winemaker Notes

As our flagship wine, Château Fonplégade is the ultimate expression of our terroir. It is also a wine of impeccable balance, bringing together the finest attributes of our vineyard to create a complex and complete expression of Saint-Emilion winemaking. From our oldest vines grown in clay and limestone rich soils, Château Fonplégade gains its sophisticated signature minerality, as well as its sweet tannins and soft, velvety mouthfeel. Though our old-vine fruit forms the rich, compelling core of Château Fonplégade, a modest amount of grapes from somewhat younger vines is also incorporated in the blend, adding voluptuous black fruit notes and tannic structure. Château Fonplégade is aged for 18 to 24 months in 60% new French oak and 40% one-year-old cooperage.

For centuries, the vine rows of Château Fonplégade have been the source for some of Saint-Emilion’s most coveted winegrapes. Grown in ideal limestone and clay soils, and nourished in drier years by the deep under-ground water source that feeds the fountain of Fonplégade, our vines benefit from a harmonious relationship between the elements—a relationship that yields wines of uncommon grace and grandeur. As stewards of these cherished vine rows, we cultivate our vineyard using strict ECOCERT organic practices, both to preserve the purity and character of our grapes, and to ensure the legacy of Château Fonplégade for generations to come.

THE WINE:
VARIETALS: 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
PRODUCTION: 3500 Cases
ORGANIC : since 2013

VINIFICATION AND AGEING:
VINIFICATION : Cuves bois tronconiques et barriques 500L (25%)
VATTING TIME: 35 à 40 jours
AGEING: 18 à 24 mois
BARRELS: 85% neuves, 15% cuves ovoïdales en ciment
YIELDING : 30 Hl/Ha

THE VINEYARD:
SUPERFICY: 18,5 hectares
SOILS: Plateau calcaire et coteaux argilo-calcaire
SITUATION: Château Belair-Monange, Canon Lagaffelière, L’Angelus et Canon
AGE AVERAGE OF OUR VINES: 30 ans
YIELDING PRODUCTION : 8400 pieds/hectare

Reviews for the 2014
Antonio Galloni 90-93/100
Neal Martin: 89-91/100
Wine Spectator: 89-92/100
Bernard Burtschy: 16.5/20
Vinum: 16/20 (EP)