Château Magrez Fombrauge
WHY BUY IT ?
- A wine “made in” Bernard Magrez
- 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
- The work in the vineyard as in the winery is meticulous, with old and environmentally friendly farming methods (vinification in oak barrels, in terracotta jars and in small stainless steel vats)
- 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 property of Bernard Magrez.
The vineyard of Château Magrez Fombrauge 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. The vines are 30 years old on average. The grape varieties are 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. Harvests are made in small crates. The grapes are then carefully sorted by hand by 20 qualified people. 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, Château Magrez Fombrauge 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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