Chateau Fonplegade 2015, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe
95% Merlot , 5% Cabernet Franc - 60% new French oak barrels and 15% cement eggs
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Château Fonplégade's name (literally "fountain of plenty") was derived from the historic 13th century stone fountain that graces the estate's vineyard. It quenched the thirst of passing pilgrims for hundreds of years, and continues to provide sustenance to the estate's vines in the driest vintages.
Grapevines have thrived at this exceptional site, perched on the limestone plateau that is home to Saint-Emilion's finest vineyards, since the late 1500s. In 1852, legendary wine merchant Jean-Pierre Beylot purchased the estate and built the elegant château that still stands on the property. Enchanted by the terroir, history and grandeur of the estate, with its ancient Roman pathways and graceful vine rows, Denise and Stephen Adams acquired Château Fonplégade in 2004 and spent 15 years tirelessly revitalizing the vineyards, renovating the cellar and lovingly restoring the château.
Huge concentration of blakc and red fruits, cocoa, vanilla, fresh tobacco and floral notes such as violet and lilac. Remarkable elegance and freshness on the palate with a silky mouth filling texture. Tannins round and supple. The finish lingers beautifully with a pleasant salty note.Download Technical Note