Château Fonroque

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Château Fonroque is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Saint-Émilion, ranked Grand cru classé in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine. The winery is located in the Right Bank of France’s Bordeaux wine region in the commune of Saint-Émilion, in the department Gironde.

History[edit]

Château Fonroque came to the Moueix family in 1930 when it was purchased by Jean Moueix, who settled on the estate.[1] After his death Fonroque was run by the son Jean-Antoine Moueix, and after his death, management passed on to the firm of his brother Jean-Pierre Moueix in 1979, whose team began extensive restoration of the vineyards and winery. In 2001, the estate came to Alain Moueix, who also runs the Pomerol estate Château Mazeyres.[1][2]

Production[edit]

The vineyard area extends 20 hectares with the grape varieties of approximately 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc.[2] Of the Grand vin Château Fonroque there is a typically an annual production of 6,500 cases, with the second wine Château Cartier representing 25% of the harvest.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kissack, Chris, thewinedoctor.com. "Chateau Fonroque".
  2. ^ a b Peppercorn, David (2003). Bordeaux. London: Mitchell Beazley. p. 432. ISBN 1-84000-927-6.

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