Chateau Fonreaud Listrac-Medoc 2016
The classic-style Medoc wine immediately seduces by a beautiful deep ruby color and an elegant nose with fine notes of red fruits and spices. The rich palate reveals a round and racy wine with delicious fruit and vanilla aromas on well-melted, full and velvety tannins.
Blend: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Barrel Sample: 91-93
"Fonréaud", called "Font-réaux" in centuries gone by, means "Royal Fountain". Legend has it that in the 12th century, the King of England and husband of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry II Plantagenet, stopped here to quench his thirst and drank from a spring of cool water. The spring still exists in our park today.
The cellars were built in the 17th century, then modified over time. The Chateau replaced the original farm building when then owner Henri Le Blanc de Mauvezin decided to build it in 1850.
The Chateau was built to the plans of Bordeaux architect Garros and completed in 1855. Its very elegant architecture appeals to visitors.
One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.