Wine Enthusiast 88
"This has with some tannins but it is much more about the bright red fruits. It has crisp acidity that cuts through the structure to give some a fresh edge to this structured wine. Let it sit for a few months and drink from 2017."
"A very pleasant ruby colour. Elegant and round in the palate
with a fine lingering. Well structured and full bodied, this wine represents well
the great character and the authentic personality of the great red Bordeaux.
Blended with mostly Merlot noir it’s elegant and harmonious and a sound
value to share with friends. It goes well with grilled meat, veal stew and
any other stews, poultry and some cheeses."~WINERY NOTES
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Château de Fontenille is located very near the Abbey of La Sauve Majeure on gravel terroirs bathed in a generous sun.
In the IVth century when the poet Ausone was praising the wines of the region, perched a villa at the locality called "Font e Melha" of which some ruins still remain today.
As from 1524 the rich Cadouin family arrives and will be at the origin of all the first properties established at Fontemilles and are considered as the real founders of the property.
We can find other traces in the XVth century in the archives of the Abbey of La Sauve Majeure on which Fontenille will depend until the XVIIth century.
Since 1989 and after having discovered the abilities of the Entre-deux-Mers wines and their potentialities to produce great wines, Stéphane has taken the future of the wines of Château de Fontenille in hand.
His objective to produce quality and high range products has been achieved with experience, passion and new technical means.