Château Fonplegade was renovated in the 2000’s and certified organic in 2013. Owner Stephen & Denise Adams, who also own Chateau l’Enclos in Pomerol, consulted renown oenologist Michel Rolland to make powerful wines from the right bank.
Generous black fruits and mineral notes. Rich and big on the palate with velvety and sweet tannins. Great length.
Click below to hear more about the wine, direct from Denise Adams of the Estate
Blended of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 Fonplegade rolls out of the glass with pronounced notes of plum preserves, baked black cherries and mulberries plus hints of damp soil, cedar chest, new leather and fried herbs. Medium-bodied, the palate is soft-spoken and elegantly played with soft, well-managed tannins and lovely freshness, finishing earthy.- 93 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Fonplégade is classy, polished and simply impeccable in its balance. The Fonplégade is not a huge wine, but it has really gained in finesse over the course of its aging. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, blood orange, mint and cinnamon add character to this racy, silky, exceptionally polished Saint-Émilion. Floral overtones add brightness to the finish- 94 pts Vinous