Fugue de Nénin
WHY BUY IT ?
- A terroir in the heart of the Pomerol appellation
- Since the purchase by the Delon family: a clear improvement in the quality and refinement of wines
- The team practices a constant search, without compromise or concession of excellence
- The owners are surrounded by a world-renowned oenologist, Michel Rolland
- Signature of Ch. Nénin for this wine, who enjoys the same care as his eldest.
- Fugue de Nénin is an ideal wine for all lovers of Pomerol at an excellent price-pleasure ratio
The Delon family, historical owners of the Medocan castles Léoville Las Cases and Potensac, acquired the Château Nénin from their cousins, the Despujol family, in 1997. As a result, the property still belongs to the same family since 1847. From this acquisition, a deep restructuring is undertaken in order to hoist the property among the greatest wines of the right bank. Fugue de Nénin is the second wine of Château Nénin.
Terroir & Vinification
The current vineyard covers 32 hectares. 1/3 of the vineyard was replanted with plants from Château Léoville Las Cases and was expanded by 4 Ha thanks to the purchase of land at Château Certan Guiraud. Also, the grape variety is composed of 76% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon and the vines rest on a soil of gravels and clay, on the southern slope of the Pomerol plateau, a privileged location, whose exposure ideal allows the perfect ripeness of the grapes. Furthermore, the average age of the vines is 28 years old.
The work of the vine is traditional and the harvest is manual. Thanks to important work done in the vineyard and in the cellars (construction of a new cellar with internal thermoregulation and a new cellar) the quality and refinement of the wines have been greatly increased. Finally, the aging takes place in barrels, 30% new, for 12 months.
At the tasting, Fugue de Nénin offers round and silky wines and can be tasted more quickly than the Grand Vin.
- Owner: DELON Family
- Manager: Jean-Hubert DELON
- Operations Manager: Jérôme DEPOIZIER
- Consulting oenologist: Eric BOISSENOT