Château Fonroque 2020


Château Fonroque 2020

Consultant Alain Moueix
Technical director Ludovic Guibert
Communication Judith Barat

Vintage weather conditions

2020 is a vintage of contrast. The winter was exceptionally rainy. Spring was hot and humid nearly tropical. Mildew really enjoyed it. The early flowering took  place in variable way depending on the grapes’ varieties, terroir and the current weather.
Then, just before summer, rain stopped and a dry and cool summer lasted till the veraison. From this time on, heat, more or less heavy, dominated the season. Thunderstorms in mid-august were necessary and allowed the vines to complete its growth cycle. An irregular flowering and extremely dry conditions reduced the yield in most of the situations.
Harvested early, the grapes were fully ripe and gave generous wine.

Harvest area*

17,60 hectares

Harvest terroir*

Limestone plateau and limestone and clay hillside

Grapes harvested*

87 % Merlot – 13 % Cabernet Franc

Harvest dates

7 september to 21 september


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Cultivation methods

Certifié par FR-BIO-01 Agriculture France
Contrôlé Biodyvin par Ecocert France SAS


30% new barrels and 70% that have contained at least one previous wine


40 hectolitres / ha


50 000 bottles

* For this vintage

Tatsing notes

Dark purple colour. Complex and expressive with refinement. The nose is pure with some coffee aromas, as well as floral touches. Vibrant, the fruit is juicy and crisp. the tannins are smooth, a delicate caress on the palate. Tense and precise finish.

It’s a fine wine , give it some time to assert.

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