Château Fombrauge is a St-Emilion property, which, since its acquisition by a Danish consortium in 1987, has gone from strength to strength. Since 1999 Fombrauge has been owned by Bernard Magrez, who also owns Pape-Clément in Pessac-Léognan. 

Vineyards, Grapes and Winemaking

Fombrauge's 50-hectare vineyard is located in the far west of the St-Emilion appellation, on a limestone plateau in the commune of St. Christophe. 

Fombrauge is typically a blend of 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. The grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled, concrete vats and the wine is then matured in oak barriques (30% new) for 14-16 months. It shows at its best with at least 5 years of bottle ageing.

(Magrez-Fombrauge is the 'garage wine' of Chateau Fombrauge.)