Château Magrez Fombrauge
WHY BUY IT ?
- A wine “made in” Bernard Magrez (Ch. Pape Clément, Ch. La Tour Carnet, Ch. Fombrauge…)
- A micro vineyard of 1.8 hectares, located on an exceptional terroir
- An exclusive, rare, highly sought after wine rated 100pts by Robert Parker in 2000
- Renowned consulting oenologist: Michel ROLLAND
The Château Magrez Fombrauge is located on the archaeological site of Niord, dating from the fifth century BC and on a found remains including a skeleton remarkably preserved of more than 2500 years old. This skeleton is exposed to Château Fombrauge, another estates of Bernard Magrez.
Terroir & Vinification
The vineyard of this estate extends on a clay-limestone soil on the limestone with tricks, with a localized presence of the cream of iron, molasses of the Fronsadais on ribs and feet of ribs. These vines are 30 years old on average. The grape varieties are 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. Harvests are made in small crates. Then, the grapes are carefully sorted by hand by 20 qualified people. Later, the integral vinification is done in oak barrels for 2/3 of Merlot and 2/3 of Cabernet Franc. The rest is vinified in two terracotta jars. The aging is 18 months in new barrels and in 3 terracotta jars.
At the tasting, this rare wine reveals a dark red, intense dress. The nose is more nuanced and especially fresher in its fruit than the Château Fombrauge. In mouth, it is a delicious wine, rich in fruit, tannic but nuanced. Ample, it finishes powerful, long and always very fleshy but also aromatic.
- Owner: Bernard MAGREZ
- Director of Vineyards: Frédéric CHABANEAU
- Director of Operations: Olivier DESMOND
- Head of Culture: Emmanuel MASSE
- Cellar Master: Gérald MARTINEZ
- Oenologist: Michel ROLLAND
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