2014 Château Fonroque St. Émilion Grand Cru
Chateau Fonroque was clearly one of the first estates in the entire Bordeaux region to begin using organic farming methods. In August, 2017, Chateau Fonroque changed hands when it was sold to Hubert Guillard. The 20 hectare vineyard of Fonroque is planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard is in 1 large block, which is not common with a vineyard of this size in the Right Bank. Vinification for Chateau Fonroque takes place in traditional, temperature controlled, cement vats. The wines are aged in a combination of 40% new French oak and 40% one year old, French oak barrels. The other 20% of the wine is aged in vat for 14 to 18 months before bottling.