FLEUR DE FONPLEGADE

 

As Château Fonplégade's precocious younger sibling, Fleur de Fonplégade offers a vibrant expression of our vineyard, highlighting lush, generous fruit, velvety tannins and elegant length. In the vineyard, we focus on somewhat more youthful plantings grown in sandy soils to create a fresh and enticing wine that spotlights pure and lovely varietal flavors. To preserve this appealing fruit, Fleur de Fonplégade is cold macerated, and is aged for approximately 15 months.

 


THE TEAM:
OWNERS: Denise & Stephen Adams
OENOLOGISTS / CONSULTANTS: Michel Rolland & Stéphane Derenoncourt

 


THE VINEYARD:
SUPERFICY: 18,5 hectares
SOILS: Plateau calcaire et coteaux argilo-calcaire
SITUATION: Château Belair-Monange, Canon Lagaffelière, L’Angelus et Canon
AGE AVERAGE OF OUR VINES: 30 ans
YIELDING PRODUCTION : 8400 pieds/hectare
 

VINIFICATION AND AGEING:
VINIFICATION : Cuves bois tronconiques et barriques 500L (25%)
VATTING TIME: 25 days
AGEING: 15 months
BARRELS: 100% one year old french oak barrels.

 


THE WINE:
VARIETALS: 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
PRODUCTION: 1800 Cases
ORGANIC : since 2013

 

  Fleur de Fonplégade