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Charme de Fonbadet by Chateau Fonbadet 2017

Charme de Fonbadet

by Chateau Fonbadet 2017

Producer : Château Fonbadet

Region : Bordeaux (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat

Tasting Notes

Pale yellow and green in colour, this medium bodied Bordeaux white has superb concentration, intensity and freshness with all the fine citrus aromas of Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Intense on the nose, the palate is fresh and aromatic revealing soft grapefruit and delicate, flinty notes with a hint of oak.

94 points / Gold Medal - Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2018 

Specs

Bottles Per Case 12 Pack
Point Score 94
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Château Fonbadet
Region Bordeaux (France), France (France)
Alcohol 12.5% alc./vol.
Style Fresh and crisp whites
Vintage 2017
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes 95% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Semillon
Food Pairing Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat
Descriptors Floral, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type White
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $239.40

The Producer

Château Fonbadet

During the mid 1800, Fonbadet was owned by the Clarke family. onward the end of the century, the Larose family, of Gruaud Larose fame, gained control of the estate. The Current owner is Piere Peyronie. His grandfather, who was the estate manager for Chateau Lafite Rothschild, purchased the property in the early 20th century. During the 1930s, Robert Peyronie began to accumulate vineyards that were neglected or sold at auction. The name Fonbadet was used for his best wines.

While the actual Chateau is located very near to Chateau Lynch Bages, Chateau Fonbadet 20 hectares of vineyards are split into 3 separate areas - 13 hectares in North Pauillac, 4 hectares are near to Chateau Pichon Baron and the final 3 hectares are in the centre of the appelation. The vineyards are planted 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 2.5% Petit Verdot and 2.5% Malbec.

Interestingly, Pierre's wife's grandfather was the estate manager for Chateau Mouton Rothschild.

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