Château Fonroque 2021


Château Fonroque 2021

Consultant Alain Moueix
Technical director Ludovic Guibert
Communication Judith Barat

Vintages weather conditions 

2021 started with a rather cool but extremely humid winter, similar to 2020. The early budburst was steady and consistent. Spring was cold and dry with tem- perature below the average for the season, creating significant frost. Optimum conditions came back at the end of may.

However, between mid june and mid july the unstable weather conditions led to the development of cryptogamic disease.

The dry weather of the four last weeks of august was essential for the ripening. The anthocyanic richness of the skins and the ripening of the tannins were pro- mising. The merlot was harvested first. The chaotic weather since the budburst nibbled a rather important part of the yield, but produced well balanced wines

with a subtle aromatic frame.

Harvest area*

15,97 hectares

Terroir area*

Limestone plateau and limestone-clay hillside

Grapes harvested*

69 % Merlot – 31 % Cabernet Franc

Harvest dates

28 september to 8 october


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Cultivation methods

Estate certified organic since 2006 and biodynamic since 2008 – member of Biodyvin.


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


27 hectolitres / ha


31 700 bottles

* For this vintage

Tasting notes

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