Fleur de Fonplégade Saint-Emilion 2014
The purest expression of a complex terroir.
Château Fonplégade represents the purest and most typical expression of our terroir. Enriched with a mosaic of ideal soils and a wonderful diversity of geology and geography, our vineyard is divided into 27 parcels on 45.5 acres. These hand-farmed blocks comprise the artist's palette of our terroir, providing a wealth of flavor components for the development of our wines.
With an impeccable balance between fruit, complexity and aromatic length, this wine is characterized by a sophisticated minerality, consistent from year to year, with soft and supple tannins and a velvety texture. It is made from the estate's oldest vines, meticulously hand-farmed using organic and biodynamic practices to bring out the finest quality in each cluster. Predominantly Merlot, the blend includes just enough Cabernet Franc to imbue the wine with an elegant tannic structure.
Château Fonplégade is aged 16-20 months in 60% new French oak barrels, 30% in 1-year-old French oak barrels and 10% in egg-shaped concrete vessels.
5 to 20 years
"At Château Fonplégade, we are proud to be one of the pioneers of biodynamic viticulture on Bordeaux's legendary Right Bank. We feel it is our privilege and responsibility to be devoted stewards of this precious land so that it may be preserved for generations to come". - Denise Adams, Proprietor
We received our organic farming certification in 2013, after a rigorous three-year evaluation process, and the result inspired us to seek biodynamic certification. With the guidance of our esteemed consultant Corinne Comme, we are taking our farming practices to the highest level. By practicing biodiversity on our estate and taking a holistic approach to farming, we are working together to elevate the quality of our wines to its greatest heights. To this end, our estate provides a hospitable home not only to grapevines, but to sheep, chickens and honey bees.