2018 Château La Fontaine de Genin
The Château La Fontaine de Genin is a great wine. A Bordeaux of this level from this price range is special. Chateau La Fontaine de Genin has belonged to the same family for 3 generations. M. Benoit Prevot (40 years old) is the grandson of the first owner. He is also cellar master for all of Michel Rolland's own wine, including from the world famous Chateau. Fontenil (Fronsac) and Ch. Bon Pasteur (Pomerol).
Château La Fontaine de Genin is located in the village of Sainte Radegonde, in the Entre-deux-Mers region. This area in Bordeaux between the Gironde and the Atlantic Ocean has been booming in recent years. Due to its location between the 2 'seas', coolness is guaranteed here and with the current global warming, this region also has sufficient cooling during hot periods and this ensures the elegance in wines - something for which Bordeaux is famous, but which is increasingly becoming a challenge is given the warming. The Chateau has a small vineyard of only 5 hectares located on a clayey limestone soil. The Château La Fontaine de Genin is a blend of 50% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are selected per plot and row, depending on the variety and ripeness and are then harvested by hand or machine, then sorted and completely destemmed. The juice then undergoes a traditional fermentation, for a long period of no less than 25 to 35 days on the lees with regular pumping in small stainless steel vats, under temperature control. The wine is then aged half in cement barrels, half in oak barrels (same as Bon Pasteur) for at least a year before bottling.
The Fontaine de Genin has a beautiful deep color with a bouquet of black fruit in the nose, underlined by a hint of vanilla, espresso and Mediterranean herbs. The wine is fresh, well balanced with good length. This wine is excellent with meat, game and cheese.
FACT: This wine is also part of our Grandcru wines Bordeaux Greatest Selection Box and can of course also be ordered separately. In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine. We will send it to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is stored in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and when you collect the wine you will often receive a nice discount (if you choose Collect on the Checkout page you will immediately see the discount). We are almost next to the Rijksweg with plenty of parking. Click here for address.
|Type of Wine
|Château La Fontaine de Genin
|Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
|Drinking as of
|Dry, Fruity, Red fruit, Flexible
|Borrelen, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag