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Its name comes from a legend, and the attractive château enjoys a privileged location on the highest point in the Médoc.
Fonréaud, was formerly called Font-réaux, meaning “royal fountain”. A legend tells us that in the 12th century, the King of England (probably Henry II Plantagenet, the husband of Eleanor of Aquitaine) quenched his thirst from a spring he found on the grounds.
Thanks to a subtle blend of grape varieties, the terroir comes through beautifully in round wines with ripe tannin, fine structure and a velvety texture that develops beautifully on the palate.
The vat room houses small temperature-controlled vats that allow grapes from each plot to express their nuances, and also make it possible to fine-tune the final blend.
Aged in barrel, the elegance and charm of this fine wine reflect the spirit of the Chanfreau family.
Pyrenean gravel with a clay-limestone subsoil
52 % Cabernet Sauvignon
44 % Merlot
4 % Petit Verdot
New barrels: 33%
La légende Fonréaud