About the producer: Château Fonplegade
Château Fonplegade was founded by Jean Pierre Beyot in 1852 on south hillside of Saint-Emilion. He decided to build the castle still in use today and increased the vineyard superficy to its current size. This beautiful estate has the particularity to include an ancient Roman path leading to the fountain of Château Fonplegade. The wines produced were already very successful in the past and the grand vin was ranked as a 1er cru classé until the 1940’s. Since 2004 the domaine belongs to Stephen & Denise Adams who also own Chateau l’Enclos in Pomerol and White Cottage Winery in Napa Valley. They renovated both cellar, winery and vineyards which were certified organic in 2013. They also consulted renown oenologist Michel Rolland and today Château Fonplegade is receiving great scores from wine critics. View our selection.
Vineyard & Winemaking
The estate spreads over 18.5 hectares of vine split in 27 individual vineyard blocks and, planted with Merlot and Cabernet Franc which are 25 years old on average. Since Stephen and Denise took over the land they have lowered their yield by 30% in order to increase the quality of their wine. They use both traditional Bordeaux and Burgundy barrels, as well as six egg-shaped concrete tanks for their microvinifications. The grand vin ages 18 to 24 months in 60% new French oak and 40% one year old barrel.
Château Fonplegade (grand vin), Fleur de Fonplegade (second vin available in red and rosé)
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Delivery is FREE FOR ORDERS OVER £100 to a single UK mainland address*. All other orders are charged £9.95 per UK mainland delivery address*. Excludes items purchased in bond where delivery will be charged at cost.
FREE LOCAL DELIVERY, available when you order six bottles or more, or over £75, to a single address (includes SE10, SE3, SE7, SE8 and SE13). Please call the customer service team on 020 8858 9147. Please allow up to 5 days for delivery. For orders required in less than 5 days, our standard terms apply.
When placing your order you can request for wines to be signed for when delivered or left in a safe place if a specific instruction is given. Please note that we cannot accept responsibility for any subsequent loss or damage which occurs once the consignment has been left.
Wines ordered before 12pm should be delivered within 48 hours (working days). If for any reason this is not possible, we will contact you to let you know.
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Sale or return is available. All goods returned must be in a reasonable condition and only unopened cases will be accepted. A minimum collection charge of £7.95 will be applied to all sale or return orders.
Any damaged bottles must be reported within 48 hours of delivery. A full refund will be given on receipt of the damaged bottles.
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