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Château Fombrauge

The estate is located in the municipality of Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes in the area Saint-Emilion (Bordeaux). It was founded in 1679, making it one of the oldest and largest vineyards in the area. It's named after an early owner named Dumas de Fombrauge. In 1999 the property was bought by Bernard Magrez and with advice from Michel Rolland the vines changed (stock of Merlot increased, Cabernet Sauvignon was eliminated). The company was first classified in 2012 as "Grand Cru Classé". The vineyards cover 60 hectares of vineyards with Merlot (90%), Cabernet Franc (8%) and Cot (2%). The long-lived red wine is aged for 16 to 18 months in 50% new oak barrels. The second wine is called "Le Cadran de Fombrauge". A white wine from Sémillon (40%), Sauvignon Blanc (30%) and Sauvignon Gris (30%) is also produced under the name "Château Magrez Fombrauge".

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