Château Fontesteau Cru Bourgeois boasts a very rich garnet colour. The nose is expressive, opening onto jammy aromas of red fruit such as cherry and strawberry. The palate is ample and full-bodied with a tense, fresh structure. The tannins are rich and tasty, conferring flavour and length to the wine. Château Fontesteau Cru Bourgeois is a remarkably balanced vintage with a real force of character.
Given the perfect health of the crop, no sulphites were added after draining the grapes and they performed all vinification with no added sulphur. The juice was very rich in sugar and marvellously fruity, offering a nice balancing acidity. The natural extractability of the polyphenols meant a long maceration time was not necessary. The final blend was selected on 10th January 2017.
Located in the centre of the Médoc peninsula in Bordeaux, the wine estate of Chateau Fontesteau stretches over a remarkable natural landscape. The thirteenth century castle nestles like a precious jewel encased in a magical landscape, with its forest boasting one-hundred-year-old oak trees surrounded by pines with a charming little lake. The Fontesteau vineyard has been using integrated agricultural methods for the last 30 years, exploiting the plants’ natural defence system and avoiding where possible the use of synthetic products to protect the vineyard. It’s now certified as a Sustainable Vineyard