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 : 85% Cabernet-Sauvignon – 15% Merlot
Colour : Red
Agricultural practices : Sustainable wine
ABV : 13.50%
Ageing : Manual harvest. Vinification in stainless steel tanks with control of the temperature. Ageing between 12 and 15 months in aok barrels (15% renewal).
Tasting notes: Intense ruby colour. Fresh fruity nose, with a nice oak barrels toasting. In the mouth rich, well-balanced with present and vivid tannins. A powerful wine which can be laid out or decanted.
Serving temperature : 16 °C
Food pairing : Lamb