Intense purple color. In the nose aromas of black fruit and spices. Full rich flavors with a long finish and with an almost perfect balance.
Terroir : The Pauillac terroir has been crafted by the hand of man for millennia, in particular along the river. The territory of Pauillac as we know it today was created when two former parishes, Saint-Martin de Pauillac and Saint Lambert de Rignac, whose respective lords were Lafite et Latour, were joined together. The wines from these two parishes have always ranked among the elite of Médoc growths, from the Middle Ages to the present day, whether they were domain wines or parish wines.
Chateau Fonbadet Pauillac Vinification : Total de-stemming with gentle crushing. Fermentation in concrete, epoxy-lined vats. Temperatures are controlled by a refrigeration unit. During the alcoholic fermentation pumping-over happens on a daily base. Running-off after maceration over 28 to 35 days.
Malolactic fermentation in barrels, during 18 months.
Chateau Fonbadet Pauillac Aging : Malolactic fermentation in barrels during 18 months.
Chateau Fonbadet PauillacWine and food : Beef stroganoff, hard cheeses, lamb or pigeon.