Our Red Wines

Château de Fontenille, producer of AOC Bordeaux red wines

Our red wines are characterized by an intense color, developing slowly. We look for
aromas of fresh red and black fruit associated with floral notes, transforming over time into a truffle bouquet. We make every effort to get ripe grapes and we look for the maturity of the pips. The particularity of the wines of our region is to have tannins, and these are present especially in the pips. They must be ripe to give velvety wines in attack and silky in the finish, without being astringent.

This research results in a wine profile with a sugar-free sweetness and an amazing
youth. Our red wines are beautifully structured, full-bodied, dense and very representative of the assertive character of our appellations.

Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux AOC

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Surface : 5.7 ha

Terroir : Gravel with stones. South-South West facing slopes.

Average age : 20 years

Production 3000 bottles

Assemblage : Cabernet sauvignon 50%, Merlot Noir 50%

Vinification and aging : Long vatting. Temperature controlled at 28°C. 18 months in French oak barrels, 50% new, 50% 1 year

Tasting :

Intense ruby colour. Pleasant aromas of black cherry and spices.

Structured and full bodied, this wine was aged in barrels and is a balance between classical elegance and consuming sensuality. It is made from an equal blend of  Merlot noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.

It is part of the great Bordeaux wines.

Share it with friends. It will be amazing with a duck ‘magret‘ or ‘confit’, a rib steak, a roasted leg of lamb or some cheeses.

Bordeaux Rouge AOC

Surface :25 ha

Terroir : limestone and clay with gravels

Average age : 25 years

Production : 150 000 bottles

Blending : 80% Merlot Noir, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vinification and aging :

We aim for fruit and structure in the wine-making. 72 hours skin maceration under cold temperature. Temperature controlled at 25°C. Blending after 18 months of aging – 50% in oak barrels ,1/3 new – and 50% in vat.

Tasting :

A very pleasant ruby colour. Elegant and round in the palate with a fine lingering. Well structured and full bodied, this wine represents well the great character and the authentic personality of the great red Bordeaux wines. Blended with mostly Merlot noir it’s elegant and harmonious and a sound value to share with friends. It goes well with grilled meat, veal stew, beef tartare, stews, poultry and some cheeses.

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