A popular Bordeaux red wine from Château Fonplégade based on the Right Bank in Saint Emilion. This Château Fonplégade 2017 has 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. This Saint Emilion wine, predominantly Merlot, the blend includes just enough Cabernet Franc to imbue the wine with an elegant tannic structure.
The deep garnet-purple coloured 2017 Fonplegade has quite a spicy nose sporting notes of anise, cloves, fenugreek and black pepper over a core of warm black plums and blackberries plus a waft of potpourri. Medium-bodied with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, it features bags of vibrant black fruits and a long, spicy finish.
From Saint Emilion on the Right Bank in Bordeaux, there is an excellent drinking wine – without the typically expensive Bordeaux price point.