Chateau Fontesteau Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois 2012
Smooth, classy Bordeaux made in the Margaux style, 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
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Château Fontesteau Bordeaux France Tucked away down a long, winding drive is Château Fontesteau. Built in 1277 the château is situated in the very heart of the Haut-Médoc. A place of historic interest, it is known that King François 1st of France stayed there and a crowned salamander, the king's symbol, decorates the front door. Today the house is surrounded by 34 hectares of vineyards and owner Joachim Immelnkemper, has invested heavily in both the restoration of the château and the development of the winemaking facilities. In 1997 a temperature controlled cellar was built to house the increasing numbers of new oak barrels whilst Dominique Fouin makes the most of the modern winemaking equipment including micro-oxygenation. The dominant grape in the blend is Cabernet Sauvignon with Cabernet Franc and Merlot. In 2007, Château Fontesteau 2004 Vintage was awarded 5***** in Decanter Magazine. Dominique Fouin has been responsible for winemaking at Chateau Fontesteau since 1984, his first vintage. His history is intertwined with that of the Chateau and during his tenure he has overseen a great increase in quality of the wines. Dominique likes to see things done the traditional way, but is not afraid to use modern technology where necessary, if it allows him to produce better wines.