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Chateau Fonplegade Fleur de Fonplegade Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2012 £28.95
CHATEAU FONPLEGADE FLEUR DE FONPLEGADE SAINT-EMILION GRAND CRU
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.
Bronze medal - Decanter World Wine awards
85% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich and ripe on the nose yet crisp and fresh on the palate. This wine has generous flavours with brisk acidity and a fine length.