Château Fonréaud is a family estate well-known for its historic vineyard and high-quality wines.
The estate is unusual in that its name comes from a legend and also because of its privileged location on the highest point in the Médoc.
Fonréaud, was formerly called Font-réaux, meaning "royal fountain". A legend tells us that in the 12th century, the King of England, probably Henry Il Plantagenet, the husband of Eleanor of Aquitaine, was walking through the grounds in search of a spring in order to quench his thirst.
The estate is in an ideal location on the highest point of the Médoc. Thanks to a subtle blend of grape varieties, the terroir comes through beautifully in round wines with ripe tannin that develop wonderfully on the palate, along with fine structure and a velvety texture.
Special care is taken in the vineyard and cellar using environmentally sustainable methods to produce elegant, charming wines that reflect the spirit of the Chanfreau family.
- Area Under Vine: 38 hectares
- Production: 150,000 bottles
- Soil: Pyrenean gravel on clay-limestone subsoil
- Grape Varieties: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot
- Ageing: 12 months - New barrels: 33%
- Second Wine: La Légende de Fonréaud
- Château Fonréaud-33480 Listrac-Médoc
- Tel.: +33(0)5 56 58 02 43
- Facebook: @chateaufonreaud
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