Introduction : To the north of the little village of Saint-Lambert, the Château Fonbadet vineyard benefits from a choice location, among the most reputed estates of the Pauillac appellation: Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Latour, Château Lynch Bages, Château Pichon Longueville. Fonbadet, the place that gave its name to our estate, is a typical place name in the Médoc terroir, a combination of the Gascon words meaning fountain (fon) of the little valley (badet). In the Middle Ages, the estate was part of the Château Latour domain and all the evidence dating back to that period shows that vines were planted very early on, but it is only at the end of the Ancien Régime that records show a structured vineyard at Fonbadet. The vineyard was subsequently owned by families whose names are still remembered by the inhabitants of the region today. At the beginning of the 19th century, it was purchased by Pierre de Gères de Loupes, son of the Lord of Camarsac, who was the Vice-Prefect of Lesparre and Justice of the Peace in Pauillac.
Region : Bordeaux
Appellation : Pauillac
Grape Variety : 65% Cabernet-Sauvignon – 15% Cabernet Franc – 20% Merlot – 5% Petit Verdot
Colour : Red
Agricultural practices : Sustainable wine
ABV : 13.50%
Ageing : Manual harvest. Vinification in thermo-regulated concrete vats. Ageing for 16 to 18 months in French oak barrels, with 40% new French oak. (made by 4 different coopers). Filled up into barrels in December.
Tasting notes: Fine and elegant tannic weft with notes of black fruits (blackcurrant and blackberries), spicy, vanilla and mineral notes in the aeration. Beautiful silky texture in mouth supported by a beautiful freshness what offers Fonbadet on pleasant and greedy 2015.
Serving temperature : 16 °C
Food pairing : Lamb, Red Meat