Chateau De Fontenille

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.

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Chateau De Fontenille Cotes De Bordeaux Rouge 2014
88  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 88 'Best Buy' "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.

Chateau De Fontenille Bordeaux Rouge 2012
(2)
"Ruby colour. The bouquet develops into intense red fruit aromas. The entry is clean and the palate structured. The tannins are very silky. It ends with a long lingering of flavours. This wine is very harmonious and ready to be drunk from now. Can be kept under good conditions for 7 to 10 years.

Chateau De Fontenille Bordeaux Rouge 2011
"Ruby colour. The bouquet develops into intense red fruit aromas. The entry is clean and the palate structured. The tannins are very silky. It ends with a long lingering of flavours. This wine is very harmonious and ready to be drunk from now. Can be kept under good conditions for 7 to 10 years.