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Château Fontenille Blanc 2007 – French white wine

Château Fontenille Blanc 2007

In April 1989, Stephane Defraine bought Château de Fontenille with the help of some friends. Having worked for 10 years in different properties in the Bordeaux area, he then decided to manage Fontenille. His objective was to create good quality wines in the 3 appellations, Bordeaux rouge, Entre-Deux-Mers and Bordeaux Clairet.

“Exceptional white wine that goes well with fish and sea shells. A fresh and fruity wine, with a light acidity. It’s a bursting proof of the new quality of the Entre-deux-Mers whites.”

Appellation: Entre-Deux-Mers
Vintage: 2007
Vineyard: Soil : Limestone and clay, with gravel
Superficie : 9 ha
Average age of vineyard:  20 years
Grape varieties: 30 % Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon, 25% Muscadelle, 15 % Sauvignon Gris
Vinification: Skin maceration from 10 to 24 hours. Low temperature fermentation (16°C). 

Aged on fine less.
Tasting Notes: Clean pale robe with green lights. The nose is fresh, very aromatic: pear, citrus, grapefruit with a hint of butter. Lively fresh acidity on the palate, rounded and perfectly balanced.
To be served: at 9-11°C with oysters or any fresh seafood. 

Great with a dry goat cheese or any creamy sauce fishes. Ideal for an aperitif.
To be kept: 3-5 years

Importer: Ballande New Zealand Limited – Level 1, 31 Normanby Road, Mt Eden, Auckland 1024

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