Wine Chateau Fonroque Saint Emilion Gran Cru Classe AOC 2006
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Reviews of purchase Chateau Fonroque Saint Emilion Gran Cru Classe AOC 2006
Wine bright garnet color.
Wine full-bodied, rounded, perfectly balanced, with velvety tannins and a long finish with subtle nuances of oak.
The aroma of wine a rich, intense bouquet, which berry aromas complemented by notes of tobacco leaf, elegant notes of oak, spice and light mineral nuances.
Wine is recommended to use with poultry in cream sauce and mushroom appetizers.
Chateau St. Emilion Fonrok - this wine from the Bordeaux region, which is made in appellasone St. Emilion and is classified as Grand Cru. The grapes are grown for him on clay-limestone soils Fonrok Chateau, where the average age of the vines is about 35 years. Chateau St. Emilion Fonrok has excellent potential exposure, so vintage 2006, only now beginning to reach its perfect taste. This wine must be decanted before serving.
The modern history of Chateau Fonrok starts since moving to the estate of the family My, namely Jean Moi, in 1931. My Jean, from a family of farmers who first settled in Paris with his wife, opening a network of small dairy shops. Soon, however, inspired by his brother Antoine, who bought the Chateau Tayefe in 1923, Jean decided to test his fate and acquired Fonrok. After two generations to managing the estate started Jean-Pierre mine. Although the method of managing the estate and has changed over time, the economy was needed more radical change - so, in a short period of time, the winery was heavily rebuilt, replaced the drainage system, implemented new planting. In the cellars of the estate, they have bought new oak barrels, and in 1993 the cellar was rebuilt, adding a new room to store bottles and tasting room.
Today the vineyard Chateau Fonrok extends to 20 hectares, landing on the 70% of Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc from. Every year it produces no more than 6, 500 cases of wine Chateau Grand Prix, the share of the second wine estates - Chateau Cartier is about 25% of the crop.